The two femicides have hit a nerve on an island where activists say violence against women has worsened since the devastating 2017 Hurricane Maria.
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Cases of domestic violence against Indigenous women and children and instances of sexual assault increased over the past year as nonprofit groups and social workers scrambled to meet the added challenges that stemmed from the coronavirus pandemic, advocates said Tuesday.
Today, Senator Casey (D-PA) and Senator Murkowski (R-AK) introduced the Family Violence Prevention, Services and Improvement Act of 2021 (S. 1275). This bill re-authorizes funding and services to more than 1,500 local, public, private, nonprofit and faith-based organizations, and over 240 Tribes and Tribal organizations that respond to the urgent needs of domestic violence survivors and their children.
The interior secretary has announced the formation of a new unit to investigate the epidemic of violence.
GLAAD, the world's largest LGBTQ+ media advocacy organization, released an open letter Wednesday signed by over 465 feminist leaders in advocacy, business, entertainment, media, politics and social justice standing in solidarity with transgender women and girls in honor of Women's History Month and Transgender Day of Visibility.
We at NRCDV believe that we are in a critical time for realignment and course correction. We promise to imagine and co-create solutions to gender-based and sexual violence that emerge from communities most impacted and address root causes. This is consistent with our values and the commitment we have made to the field, BIPOC survivors and others living on the margins.