Tag Archives: Violence against women

Stop Sexual Assault in the Military

By Hillary Scrivani, WLP Law Intern When a woman signs up to serve her country in the U.S. military, she should expect to be honored and thanked for her service.  What she should not expect is to become part of … Continue reading

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The Steubenville Rape Case: When Will We Learn?

By Jody Raphael, Guest Blogger On March 17, 2013 a judge found two Steubenville high school football players guilty of raping a 16 year old girl. The 17-year-old, convicted of rape and of photographing the underage girl naked, was sentenced … Continue reading

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Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence Need Paid Leave

Carol E. Tracy, Executive Director, WLP Victims of domestic and sexual violence need paid sick leave.  Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces would require employers with six or more employees to provide up to seven paid days of leave for employees … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Reauthorize VAWA

By Amal Bass, WLP Staff Attorney On January 23, 2013, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Senator Michael Crapo (R-ID) introduced S. 47, a bill that would reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). In the U.S. House, Representatives Gwen Moore … Continue reading

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Rape is never legitimate; neither is the control of a uterus by anyone other than its owner.

By Carol E. Tracy, Executive Director, Women’s Law Project Republican Todd Akin’s astounding remark — inaccurate and insensitive on SO many levels — that women’s bodies can prevent pregnancy in cases of “legitimate rape” is only the latest evidence of … Continue reading

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DOJ Issues Ground-breaking Consent Decree Addressing Gender Bias

By Carol E. Tracy, Esq. and Terry L. Fromson, Esq. The Women’s Law Project (WLP) commends the Department of Justice (DOJ) on its ground-breaking consent decree with the City of New Orleans, which addresses gender bias in the police response … Continue reading

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New York Times Reports on Dating Violence in Young Teenagers

Nikki Ditto, WLP Intern An article published last week in the New York Times addresses the problem of dating violence among young teenagers, including those who have not yet entered high school. According to a report by the Centers for … Continue reading

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