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Miami county: Right to be free of domestic violence (U.S.)

August 2, 2012

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  Source: IntLawGrrls Miami-Dade County has become the first in the United States to recognize that the protection from domestic violence is a fundamental human right. Titled Resolution Expressing The Board’s Intent To Declare That The Freedom From Domestic Violence Is A Fundamental Human Right – it was passed, unanimously, by the Board of County […]

Latino Groups to House Members: Your VAWA Hurts Immigrant Victims (U.S.)

August 2, 2012

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Source: Civil Rights Org Press Release – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Latino Groups to House Members: Your VAWA Hurts Immigrant Victims Groups Release Joint Statement, Stories of Immigrant Victims Illustrating the Importance of VAWA For Immediate Release Contact: Scott Westbrook Simpson, 202.466.2061, simpson@civilrights.org August 2, 2012 Washington, D.C. – A coalition of leading […]

New law proposing severe punishment for violence against women enters Colombian Congress (Colombia)

August 1, 2012

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Source:Colombia Reports A new law demanding harsher punishment for violent crimes against women was introduced in Colombia‘s Congress Wednesday. The severe penalties of the “Rosa Elvira” law will condemn violators of feminicide, a political term for misogynist violence against women that results in death, to 33 to 50 years of prison. Public officials or members […]

Senate Version of Violence Against Women Act Includes Important Reforms for American Indian Women, Opinion Piece Argues (U.S.)

August 1, 2012

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Source August 1, 2012 — The Senate version (S 1925) of the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act “includes legal reforms that are an important first step toward helping American Indian victims of sexual and family violence,” but the House version (HR 4970) lacks those reforms, writes Sherry Hamby — a research associate professor […]