Violence Against Women

Articles

July 28, 2008

Bishops and spouses attending the Lambeth Conference had their only joint session on July 29, discussing abuses of power such as domestic violence and the church's response.

Considering the theme "Equal in God's sight: when power is abused," the session, which was closed to the public,...

May 6, 2008

"Violence against women is perhaps the most shameful human rights violation. And it is perhaps the most pervasive. It knows no boundaries of geography, culture or wealth. As long as it continues, we cannot claim to be making real progress towards equity, development and peace." – Kofi Annan,...

May 6, 2008

The International Violence Against Women Act is a historic effort to address violence against women globally. The legislation provides $1 billion over five years to the U.S. government to create a comprehensive strategy to reduce violence in 10-20 diverse countries that have severe levels of...

January 10, 2008

Recently, I spoke at a conference dealing with the terrible abuse of women in and around Juarez, Mexico, just south of El Paso, Texas. A young mother had finished speaking about the disappearance of her young daughter and of then finding her dead, the victim of what too many men do there. I...

July 27, 2007

Christian women activists have expressed anger at what they say is an alarming crisis due to female feticide in India, after two dumps of illegally aborted female fetuses were found in the world's second most populous nation this week.

"This is a dangerous situation and, if it continues...

April 11, 2007

Dear Senator,

As representatives of a diverse array of religious communities, we write to urge you to co-sponsor and vote in support of the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act (LLEHCPA). In the 109th Congress, the House approved an identical bill on September 14, 2005 as an...

April 11, 2007

Dear Representative,

As representatives of a diverse array of religious communities, we write to urge you to co-sponsor and vote in support of HR 1592, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act (LLEHCPA). In the 109th Congress, the House approved an identical bill on...

November 30, 2006

When she first visited her daughter in Mexico, Liz Tafel-Hurley had in mind neither business nor social cause. But as things transpired, one led naturally to the next, and now the Episcopalian from Hampton, Pa., has both: She imports and sells Mexican-made art and raises funds to combat human...

January 5, 2006

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

DOMESTIC               Federal FY’06 Budget               Katrina Response Legislation               Protecting the Arctic Refuge               Minimum Wage/Living Wage               Temporary Assistance to Needy Families               Violence Against Women Act (VAWA...

December 13, 2005

Your help is needed to see that the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is renewed before Congress adjourns for the year. If VAWA is not passed and signed into law this year, funding for existing domestic and sexual violence programs and needed expansion could be lost.

Over the past 10...

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