In the ruling on United States v. Rahimi earlier this month, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a federal law prohibiting individuals facing domestic violence restraining orders from possessing firearms. This decision is a direct result of last year’s Supreme Court case, New York State Rifle & Pistol v. Bruen, where the conservative […]
Increased Attacks against Hazaras in Afghanistan; Mostly Girls and Women Killed and
Since the Taliban takeover, Human Rights Watch has documented 16 attacks against Hazaras that have killed and wounded at least 700 people. The September 30th attack on an educational center in a predominantly Hazara neighborhood of Kabul killed 53 and injured more than 110 people, all of whom were recent high school graduates. Girls and […]
From Guns to the Environment, Kavanaugh’s Rulings are Bad for Women
Throughout his campaign, Trump vowed to appoint Supreme Court Justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade. Overturning Roe would be catastrophic, but unfortunately, there is so much more at stake with Trump’s nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Cut from the Republican Establishment, Kavanaugh has spent his entire Court career favoring corporations and the mega wealthy over the […]
Hillary Clinton Reveals Plan to Combat Sexual Assault, Calls it an “Epidemic”
In her recent trip to Iowa, Hillary Clinton called sexual assault an “epidemic” on college campuses, and revealed her three-part plan to eradicate campus sexual assault and sexual violence.
“The Battle Within” Photo Essay Depicts Victims of the Military Sexual Assault Epidemic
Mary Calvert, Pulitzer Prize-winning photo journalist, has compiled a photo essay entitled “The Battle Within: Sexual Violence in America’s Military” in order to put a face (and then another, and then another) on the military sexual assault epidemic. The images chronicle the experiences of survivors and their loved ones following their assaults, as well as the process […]
Let’s Thank These Senators!
Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) just held a breakthrough hearing on combating violence against women with IVAWA and CEDAW, and
seven women senators testified. We must thank the Senators for demanding action.
One Billion Rising: Today, I Rise to #LiftTheBan
I am rising to urge everyone to join me in taking action to reduce the suffering immediately by demanding that President Obama stand up for these girls and women and provide them with access to comprehensive medical care, including the option of abortion, in accordance with the Geneva Conventions.
#LiftTheBan: Take Action and Tweet With Us!
We’re rising today to ask that President Obama to support the women and girls raped in war who are unable to access necessary, comprehensive medical care – and we’re continuing the conversation with a Twitter storm at 1PM EST.
Help Us Take on Sexual Assault in the Military!
MJIA, which has bi-partisan support, will take the decision of whether to prosecute sexual assault cases out of the chain of command and give it to independent, objective, trained military prosecutors. And it’s coming up for a vote.