Tag Archives: Violence Against Women Act

Tim Scott to speak at Coastal Carolina University

TweetZero. That’s the amount of input that the Coastal Carolina University campus community has in the choice of graduation speaker. One. That’s the number in every four women who will be abused by their intimate partners. Two. That’s South Carolina’s national ranking in the number of women killed by men. It’s also the number of [...]
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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 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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Workplaces Respond to Sexual and Domestic Violence: A National Resource Center

On October 27, 2010 the White House and U.S. Department of Justice announced the launch of Workplaces Respond to Domestic and Sexual Violence: A National Resource Center. The Resource Center was created and funded as a result of Legal Momentum’s advocacy during and after the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in 2005.
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