Domestic Violence

How Do We Move Forward After Legitimate Rape, Steubenville, Delhi?

How Do We Move Forward After Legitimate Rape, Steubenville, Delhi?

By Sandra Park, ACLU at 4:50pm

Like so many people, I’ve been haunted by the stories describing the sexual assaults perpetrated against young women in Delhi. The crimes are horrific, and the reported victim-blaming only compounds the horror.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – Fulfilling Our Promise to Say “No” to Violence

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – Fulfilling Our Promise to Say “No” to Violence

By Ramya Sekaran, ACLU Women's Rights Project at 5:23pm

Last Sunday, November 25, the international community observed the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Women's rights activists have marked this as a day against violence since 1981, in memory of the Mirabal sisters, political…

Creating a Safe Space in the Most Obvious Place: At Home

By Alicia Gay, ACLU at 12:02pm

This post is part of Mom's Rising's Blog Carnival on women's health and economic rights, held this week to commemorate the anniversaries of the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment and the 1963 March on Washington.

As a little girl from Kansas…

House GOP’s Rewrite of VAWA Does Violence to Immigrants

By Charanya Krishnaswami, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 3:32pm

“[A]buse in the U.S. immigration system must be stopped,” Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) recently remarked. Ironic, considering that Smith is a co-sponsor of the recently passed H.R. 4970, a so-called “renewal” of the historic Violence…

On International Women’s Day, Remembering Domestic Violence Is a Stumbling Block to Women's Equality

On International Women’s Day, Remembering Domestic Violence Is a Stumbling Block to Women's Equality

By Anne Morrison, Women's Rights Project at 3:47pm

It's time that the United States take charge in advancing women's rights by eliminating violence against women.

Bring Women's Human Rights Home

Bring Women's Human Rights Home

By Lenora M. Lapidus, Women's Rights Project at 10:13am

On this International Women's Day, March 8, we call on the United States government to apply the same human rights principles it preaches for women elsewhere around the world, to women here at home. We are currently in the middle of the two-week United…

Exposing the Ugly Details of the Military Sexual Violence Epidemic

Exposing the Ugly Details of the Military Sexual Violence Epidemic

By Sandra S. Park, Staff Attorney, ACLU Women's Rights Project & Rachel Natelson, Service Woman's Action Network at 5:08pm

On Monday, a federal court judge heard oral arguments in the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) case brought by the Service Women's Action Network (SWAN) and the ACLU seeking records from the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs regarding…

Stop Domestic Violence in Its Tracks

By Katherine Clemente, Women's Rights Project at 6:04pm

It is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time when many of us ask: what can we do about the injustice of intimate partner abuse? More than 10 years ago, Jessica Lenahan faced just that question when the police failed to respond to her pleas…

Georgia “Show Me Your Papers” Legislation Will Endanger Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

By Azadeh N. Shahshahani, ACLU Foundation of Georgia at 2:06pm

April is Sexual Assault Awareness month. In observation, Georgia lawmakers should reject legislation that attacks immigrant women, including H.B. 87, a bill currently pending in the Georgia legislature that is a copycat of Arizona's S.B. 1070…

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