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Violence Against Women Act
Violence Against Women Act news and analysis from The Nation
March 23, 2021
How the Violence Against Women Act Failed Women
The provision of the 1994 Crime Bill sponsored by then-Senator Joe Biden has contributed to mass incarceration and state violence.
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September 27, 2018
Brett Kavanaugh and the Case of the Vanishing Rape Victim
Long before the recent charges against him, we already had evidence of Kavanaugh’s disturbing lack of empathy for rape victims.
March 16, 2018
Louise Slaughter—Feminist, Environmentalist, Media Reformer, and Champion of Economic Justice
The veteran New York congresswoman, who died Friday at age 88, was an aggressive progressive who spoke truth to power.
September 22, 2017
A New Study Debunks the NRA’s Claim That Guns Protect Women
Women are 100 times more likely to be killed by a man with a gun than to use a firearm in self defense.
July 7, 2017
Trump’s Deportation Surge Is Harming Domestic Abuse Survivors
The administration’s aggressive crackdown on undocumented immigrants is pushing women into the shadows.
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April 11, 2017
Domestic Abuse Survivors Still Face Deportation Under Trump
One victim of domestic abuse went to court to get a protective order against her abuser—instead, she was arrested by ICE.
May 4, 2016
Why Bernie Didn’t Get My Vote
It’s not his focus on the economy—it’s that he doesn’t seem to understand that the economy is structured by gender and race.
March 12, 2015
Bold Progressive Donna Edwards Enters Key Senate Race
The Maryland congresswoman who led the way in opposing
bids for the newly open seat.
January 28, 2015
Why Is Marissa Alexander Still Being Punished for Fighting Back?
As Alexander leaves prison for house arrest, it’s time to question the system that turns women into criminals for trying to stay alive.
September 12, 2014
To Leave Their Abusers, Domestic Violence Survivors Need Economic Security
VAWA has sparked real progress—but we can do more to ensure that survivors have stable jobs and housing.