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Posted byon November 26, 2013 at 6:14 PM EDT
Vice President Biden delivers remarks at the groundbreaking ceremony for Chicago’s first new domestic violence shelter in over a decade
Supporting Workplaces in Providing an Effective Response to Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and StalkingPosted byon November 20, 2013 at 8:22 PM EDT
The Department of Justice announces its new policy on addressing domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in the workplace.
Posted byon November 5, 2013 at 2:10 PM EDT
Domestic Violence Awareness Month has come to a close, but I want to make sure immigrant survivors are not forgotten by shedding light on the important ways in which sensible immigration reform that has already passed the Senate will protect victims and hold abusers accountable.
Posted byon September 26, 2013 at 2:31 PM EDT
Valerie Jarrett discusses her recent trip to New York City for the UN General Assembly, during which she attended Goldman Sachs' 10,000 Women Dinner, where she met a number of the program's new graduates and participants.
President Obama at the Memorial Service for Victims of the Navy Yard Shooting: “We Can’t Accept This”Posted byon September 23, 2013 at 11:23 AM EDT
On Sunday, President Obama spoke at a memorial service to honor the victims of the Navy Yard shooting, and to thank first responders for their work. President Obama also spoke about the need to prevent future tragedies like the one at the Navy Yard, reiterating that we cannot become complacent. “We can’t accept this,” he stated.
Posted byon September 13, 2013 at 1:32 PM EDT
Today marks the 19th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The initial VAWA legislation focused on changing law enforcement practices, improving the criminal justice system, and increasing access to shelters and services for victims. VAWA strengthened the federal criminal code, creating interstate crimes of domestic violence and doubling penalties for repeat sex offenders.
Posted byon September 6, 2013 at 6:30 PM EDT
Because of the successful 2013 Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which President Obama signed into law on March 7, 2013, tribal courts and law enforcement will soon be able to exercise the sovereign power to investigate, prosecute, convict, and sentence those who commit acts of domestic violence or dating violence or violate certain protection orders in Indian country, regardless of the defendant’s Indian or non-Indian status.
Addressing the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health DisparitiesPosted byon September 6, 2013 at 3:15 PM EDT
A report from the President’s Working Group on the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence against Women and Girls, and Gender-Related Health Disparities charts a path forward to improve collaboration among agencies by leveraging federal resources in support of the health and wellbeing of women and girls, particularly those living with or at high-risk for HIV/AIDS and violence
Vice President Biden Swears in ATF Director, Announces Two New Executive Actions to Reduce Gun ViolencePosted byon August 29, 2013 at 2:52 PM EDT
Vice President Biden swears in B. Todd Jones as the first permanent Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in seven years, and announces two new executive actions that build on the comprehensive gun violence reduction plan he and the President laid out on January 16, 2013
Posted byon August 6, 2013 at 7:51 PM EDT
One year ago, a lone gunman entered a Sikh gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, and senselessly murdered six worshippers and seriously injured several others, including Police Lieutenant Brian Murphy, who was shot 12 times at close range while attempting to save others.