Women's Awareness Blog











{October 29, 2013}   Violence against women tends to be invisible

…Congress has been pathetic…it has also stalled on the global version, the International Violence Against Women Act, which would name and shame foreign countries that tolerate gender violence.

Congress even failed to renew the landmark legislation against human trafficking, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. The obstacles were different in each case, but involved political polarization and paralysis. Can members of Congress not muster a stand on modern slavery?

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/opinion/sunday/is-delhi-so-different-from-steubenville.html?_r=0

Looks like this Bill Past: Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act was signed by Obama March 2013 – https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/s47

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