Both arms of Congress have finally reauthorized a version of VAWA that doesn’t purposefully exclude people on the basis of their ethnicity, immigration status, or sexual orientation.
As Congress works to pass a new immigration law, legislators must realize that neither a border nor the threat of detention will keep a determined parent from trying to reach a child who needs her care.
At the center of recent legal and legislative battles is the question of how to determine the exact moment when everyone truly has equal opportunities.
The House of Representatives is expected to vote on the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) today, the final day of Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month. So what’s at stake for youth?
The Senate votes 78-22 to reauthorize VAWA.
The House Republicans finish off the lame duck session with one last thumbing of the nose at women.
Once the election is finally over, Congress will decide whether to keep provisions of VAWA that could pose challenges for domestic workers toiling in private homes throughout the United States.
As corporations expand their philanthropic giving, an epidemic that affects millions of American women is being pushed further out of sight: Domestic violence. The economic toll that domestic abuse exacts on our social service system, workplaces, and law enforcement is in the billions.
It has been a brutal summer for victims of family violence. If we send someone new to Washington DC, will they take action? Will a new Senator or House Representative reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)?
Originally passed in 1994, VAWA has been consistently reauthorized and improved with broad bipartisan support. This year, however, the far right wing in the House is insisting on leaving specific groups of women unprotected. Why?