For the fifth year, activists around the world are rising in solidarity to demand an end to the exploitation of all women and girls (cis, transgender and gender non-conforming), as part of the global One Billion Rising movement.
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Legislation to protect victims of abuse and their pets was reintroduced by U.S Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and U.S. Sen Dean Heller (R-Nev.) on Tuesday.
Discussion of the bill in parliament coincided with the women’s marches in Washington DC and around the world in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s inauguration as president, provoking a broader discussion about the problem of domestic violence and the role of women in contemporary Russia.
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month! The Domestic Violence Awareness Project of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence lends our voice and support to focus attention to teen dating violence during the month of February.
For #TeenDVMonth, this TAQ explores the importance of embracing intergenerational activism to realize real social transformation. It highlights ways to truly work in partnership with youth, challenging adult advocates to examine the ways our own movement spaces can marginalize youth and to be open to the possibility that there are new and different ways to move forward.
Rep. Donna Lichtenegger (R- Cape Girardeau) wants to expand the crime of unlawful possession of a firearm to include those who have been convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors or who have protection orders against them. “This bill was worked out between the domestic violence community and the [National Rifle Association],” says Lichtenegger.