violence against women

government shutdown

Domestic Violence Shelters in a State of Uncertainty as Shutdown Continues

Federally funded domestic violence programs may have to begin scaling back services in a matter of days if President Donald Trump doesn't sign a spending bill.
Marie Solis
violence against women

GOP Rep. Reportedly Stalling Violence Against Native Women Bill in Congress

North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp says Virginia Representative Bob Goodlatte is the sole person responsible for holding up Savanna's Act, legislation to combat abuse against Native women.
Marie Solis

Striking Portraits Pay Tribute to Mexico's Murdered Women

“No Estamos Todas” honors the women whose lives were lost to femicide in Mexico.
Cynthia Arvide

Lawmakers Are Finally Addressing the Epidemic of Violence Against Native Women

Following outcry after the murder of a 22-year-old pregnant Native woman in North Dakota, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp introduced Savanna’s Act to help fight the epidemic of violence against Native women and their families.
Kimberly Lawson
domestic violence

This State Will Alert Domestic Violence Victims if Their Abuser Tries to Buy a Gun

Advocates explain how the legislation helps survivors of domestic violence better plan for their own safety and the safety of those closest to them.
Kimberly Lawson

R. Kelly Has Faced Sexual Assault Accusations for Years. Why Did No One Care?

We talked to the journalist who has been covering R. Kelly's alleged abusive behavior since 2000.
Kimberly Lawson
domestic violence

When Domestic Violence Victims Call Police for Help—and Get Evicted Instead

When Rosetta Watson called 911 she expected police to help protect her against her abusive ex-boyfriend. Instead, due to the city's "chronic nuisance ordinance," the two phone calls she made prompted her eviction.
Annamarya Scaccia
domestic violence

Trump Plans to Pull Funding for Violence Against Women Programs, Report Says

An expert in criminal justice reform and former senior adviser in the Office of Justice Programs at the Justice Department explains why the proposed efforts to reduce funding "are very concerning."
Kimberly Lawson
you know who sucked

Elvis Was the King of Treating Women Like Shit and Luring 14-Year-Olds into Bed

No thank you. No thank you very much.
Elizabeth King
domestic violence

Two-Thirds of Domestic Violence Shelters May Be Forced to Close

British domestic violence campaigners warn that two out of three refuges will close under new government funding changes. A government spokesperson responds to the claims.
Sirin Kale
sexual assault

Judge Aaron Persky to Move to Civil Court, but Activists Want Him Gone for Real

Judge Aaron Persky moved from criminal to civil court at his own request. We talked to the activists leading his recall campaign, who are still not satisfied.
Candace Bryan

The Judge in Stanford Rape Case's Long, Lenient History with Rape and Assault

A new campaign seeks to recall Judge Aaron Persky, who famously sentenced Stanford swimmer Brock Turner to just six months in county jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman—and new reports indicate Turner isn't the only abuser he let off easy.
Candace Bryan