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Violence Against Women Act
Violence Against Women Act news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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October 22, 2013
How VAWA Could’ve Helped Daisy Coleman Get Justice
Unfortunately, Justice Rehnquist’s conservative Supreme Court made sure it wouldn't.
October 8, 2013
Domestic Violence Shelters Struggle to Stay Open During Shutdown
Cut off from federal funding, programs serving abused women may be forced to close.
April 18, 2013
House of Horrors: On Domestic Violence
America's military-masculinity complex is generating violence on a mass scale—at home.
March 21, 2013
The War Against Women, at Home and Abroad
Our political system has turned thoroughly masculine, paranoid, quarrelsome, secretive, greedy, aggressive and violent—not unlike a wife beater.
January 2, 2013
Blocking VAWA, The GOP Keeps Up the War on Women
Refusing to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, Republicans are leaving rape victims with few options.