Violence Against Women

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March 13, 2012

VAWA is a landmark piece of legislation that seeks to improve the criminal justice response to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. The passage of VAWA in 1994 and its subsequent reauthorizations have changed the lives of victims who once suffered in silence.

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January 31, 2012

[National Council of Churches] The National Council of Churches has joined 38 national and regional ecumenical, interfaith, and advocacy organizations to renew a call to Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA).

Last month, the NCC was one of more than 150...

October 20, 2011

Domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking are crimes that directly affect 1 in 4 women in the United States and touch the lives of millions of others. An average of three women in America die as a result of domestic violence each day. One in four women and one in thirteen...

September 7, 2011

Levels of violence against women in parts of the Pacific are "horrific" and must be addressed if development is to have any chance in the region, said an Australian aid agency head on Sept. 7. Speaking from the Solomon Islands, CEO of Anglicord Misha Coleman said that more than 60 percent of...

September 6, 2011

The Anglican provinces of Rwanda, Burundi and Congo are supporting an initiative to work to prevent sexual violence.

The "We Will Speak Out" coalition, initially comprising the Anglican Communion, Tearfund, Christian Aid, and Restored, was established to urge the church to speak out...

August 5, 2011

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa will soon join an international campaign to end violence against women and girls known as the White Ribbon Pledge campaign.

The bishops of the Dioceses of Cape Town, False Bay and Saldanha Bay will sign the campaign pledge on behalf of their...

November 4, 2010

Aside from the one obvious thing they have in common, Episcopal Church Women, the Episcopal Women's Caucus and Anglican Women's Empowerment all have historically worked on women's justice issues.

Now they are combining forces and joining Rutgers University's Center for Women's Global...

August 17, 2009

Dear Conferee:

We write, on behalf of the civil rights, religious, professional, civic, and educational groups below, to urge you to retain the Senate-passed hate crime provisions in the final version of this legislation – without the adopted language on the death penalty and mandatory...

February 13, 2009

Anne Weatherholt was a freshly ordained priest, recently graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary, when she officiated at a wedding of a young couple in the chapel of Hood College in Maryland where she served as chaplain.

The shock came one year later when she met the bride in a...

August 13, 2008

Pentecost Summer Membership Drive Continues The Pentecost Summer Membership Drive is still going strong. So far almost 350 people have recruited at least one new member this summer. Have you? You can check here. There's still time to invite your friends and get in the running for great prizes....

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