Native Women Rising: Ending Violence and Healing Through Digital Storytelling

Native Women Rising: Ending Violence and Healing Through Digital Storytelling

Alysa Landry – Indian Country – Tuesday, 01 October 2013 (originally published 30 Sept) Only four out of 100 residents of Montana’s Blackfeet Nation feel safe, according to Wendy Bremner, a victim’s specialist for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Children on this 3,000-square-mile reservation near the United States-Canada border experience adverse events at more than […]

How Borders Affect Native American Women’s Rights

How Borders Affect Native American Women’s Rights

Nina Porzucki – PRI’s The World – Tuesday, 26 February 2013 (originally published 14 Feb) A re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act is making its way through the US Congress. Stopping violence against women, doesn’t seem like there’s much to debate about? Yet, some legislators have balked at one new provision pertaining to Native […]

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 […]

Violence Against Women Act does not limit constitutional rights

Violence Against Women Act does not limit constitutional rights

Kaili Joy Gray – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES: Of all the astonishingly bad reasons conservatives oppose reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, concern for men is probably the worst. Make that definitely the worst. Sahil Kapur at TPM quotes both Heritage Action and FreedomWorks. [Both are well-financed right wing groups]: “Claiming that the […]

Free [Fiji] women, girls

Free [Fiji] women, girls

Frankie A. Reed – Fiji Times – Monday, 26 November 2012 (originally published 24 Nov) GENDER-BASED violence is a global pandemic that cuts across ethnic, racial, socio-economic, and religious lines, and knows no borders. It affects women and girls in Pacific Island nations just as it does in the United States and every other nation. […]

[U.S. Congress Violence Against Women Act] tribal provisions [for Native American women] are constitutionally sound


[U.S. Congress Violence Against Women Act] tribal provisions [for Native American women] are constitutionally sound


Jefferson Keel – Hill – Tuesday, 15 May 2012 (originally published 10 May) There is a group of criminals, on Native American lands, who assault, rape, and abuse Native women and they can’t be arrested. These criminals are non-Native men. They don’t have to face a judge, spend any time behind bars, or be hounded […]

U.S.: Are immigrant women denied rights under violence protection laws?

U.S.: Are immigrant women denied rights under violence protection laws?

Elahe Amani with Lys Anzia – WNN Features (WNN) UNITED STATES: When President Obama introduced new legislation to combat domestic violence in October 2011, the U.S. administration promised a $25 million a year budget for programs that hope to bring domestic violence prevention organizations to the table along with recent $150 million dollar funded federal […]