Political partisanship in U.S. does not stop violence against women

Political partisanship in U.S. does not stop violence against women

Jessica Buchleitner – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) San Fransisco, California, UNITED STATES: On February 14, 2013 millions of women worldwide participated in Eve Ensler’s One Billion Rising campaign to end violence against women. Just two days earlier (Feb. 12, 2013), the United States Senate easily passed S.47, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization bill, officially transmitting […]

Native American women have little recourse against attackers

Native American women have little recourse against attackers

Katie Reilly with Marielle DeJong – WNN Opinion (WNN/PM) Washington, DC, U.S.: As a result of the unprecedented rates of violent crimes against Native American women, there has been an increase in legislation dealing with criminal investigations and legal procedures on Native American reservations. For example, the Stand Against Violence and Empower Native Women Act (SAVE […]

(U.S.) Sen. Lisa Murkowski Calls Attention to Sex Trafficking of Alaska Native Women

(U.S.) Sen. Lisa Murkowski Calls Attention to Sex Trafficking of Alaska Native Women

ICTMN staff – Indian Country Today Media Network – Friday, 22 July, 2011 (originally published 21 July) The Obama administration will discuss legislation today geared at combating violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women. The news comes shortly after United States Senator Lisa Murkowski raised awareness of the epidemic of domestic violence, sexual assault […]

Native Women Seek Justice at U.N.

Native Women Seek Justice at U.N.

Haider Rizvi – IPS – Inter Press Service – Thursday, 3 March, 2011 UNITED NATIONS, Mar 2, 2011 (IPS) – The United States is facing international scrutiny for its apparent failure to prosecute criminals who enter indigenous territories to prey on Native women and girls. Between 60 and 80 percent of violent victimisation of Native […]

UN studies domestic violence in Cherokee

UN studies domestic violence in Cherokee

Smoky Mountain News – Thursday, 3 February, 2011 (originally published 26 Jan) A United Nations expert on women’s human rights is investigating why Native women face the highest rates of sexual and physical assault of any group in the U.S. Rashida Manjoo, United Nations special rapporteur on Violence Against Women, will visit the Eastern Band […]