March 8, 2013
by Max Slater
US President Barack Obama signed into law an updated version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) on Thursday. The VAWA, originally passed in 1994, provides legal assistance, counseling and other resources for victims of rape and domestic abuse. The law expired in 2011. The updated VAWA ...[read more]
February 28, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
The US House of Representatives on Thursday approved the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) by a vote of 286-138 with seven not voting. The Senate approved the same version of the bill earlier this month, and it will now go to President Barack Obama for final approval. The president welcomed the ...[read more]
February 20, 2013
by Maureen Cosgrove
UN experts on Tuesday urged the US House of Representatives to renew the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) which expired in 2011. The bill is intended to increase protections for Native American and Alaskan Native women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender victims, and immigrant victims and ...[read more]
February 13, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
The US Senate voted 78-22 on Tuesday to renew the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) which expired in 2011. Last year the Republican-led House of Representatives and the Democratic-controlled Senate both passed renewal bills, but they were unable to reach a compromise over a provision concerning ...[read more]
April 17, 2012
by Leigh Argentieri
JURIST Assistant Editor Brandon Gatto, University of Pittsburgh School of Law Class of 2013, argues for the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act to better protect immigrant partners and spouses from abuse... (His opinions are not intended to represent those of JURIST)While it remains ...[read more]
June 5, 2011
by Alexandra Malatesta
A report by UN Special Rapporteur Rashida Manjoo has said that there is a continued prevalence of violence and discriminatory treatment of women in the US, with a heightened impact on poor, minority and immigrant women. The 28-page report, delivered Wednesday, says the US has taken some positive ...[read more]

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