Archive for the ‘Domestic Violence’ Category
(Washington) –The full US House of Representatives should reject a dangerous version of a bill to renew the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Human Rights Watch said today. The bill would undermine the law and expose immigrant women and families to abuse, Human Rights Watch said.
(New York) – The US Senate should renew the Violence against Women Act (VAWA) when it votes on the measure later in March 2012, Human Rights Watch said today. The act is the primary federal law providing legal protection and services to counter domestic and sexual violence and stalking.
(New York) − The National Transitional Council (NTC), the de facto authority that controls most of Libya, should investigate allegations of sexual violence perpetrated during the Libyan armed conflict and provide medical services, treatment, and support for survivors, Human Rights Watch said today.
When it comes to ending violence against women, Puerto Rico has taken a giant step backward. To be sure, the islands have had a comprehensive law to protect women and girls against domestic violence since 1989. But the Puerto Rican Supreme Court has blocked a lot of women from its protection.