Tag Archives: VAWA

PTSD: The futile search for the ‘quick fix’

TweetA couple of weeks ago I was asked by Scientific American to be a guest blogger on the subject of PTSD. The result is now online: “PTSD: The Futile Search for the ‘Quick Fix’. Preventive measures, like the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) are the only cure for PTSD.” For a while I’ve been researching [...]
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One billion rising as Congress stalls on legislation to address violence against women

TweetFebruary 14th V was -day. Not just a day for heart shaped candies and flowers but a day for global action! A vibrant symbol of activism in the name of stopping violence against women. And yet the fervent support and cries for justice seem to have been lost within the rhetoric of Congress. A Congress [...]
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One more reason to reauthorize VAWA: Stalking victims

TweetThere are only a few more days left to renew VAWA (The Violence Against Women Act). The bill has been left in limbo due to a proposed change to include Native Americans, LGBT, and undocumented immigrants in the protections. There is a provision in VAWA that hasn’t gotten a lot of attention or mainstream coverage, [...]
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Turning “Ifs” into “Whens”: College Students Like Me Need Reauthorization of a Full VAWA

TweetBy Dana Bolger, Outreach Intern, National Women’s Law Center Cross-Posted from Womenstake I dream of a day when men on college campuses no longer rape with impunity. If that day comes, my safety and well-being will be valued more than my laptop’s. Students found responsible for sexual assault will receive more than slaps on the [...]
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