House Votes to Revive Violence Against Women Act

House Votes to Revive Violence Against Women Act

By Ralph Ellis, WebMD The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to renew the Violence Against Women Act, a lapsed law designed to reduce domestic violence and sexual assault, The New York Times reported. The VAWA provides funding for programs that support victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, such as rape crisis centers, as […]

Immigrants and Domestic Violence

Immigrants and Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and immigrants are particularly vulnerable because many may not speak English, are often separated from family and friends, and may not understand the laws of the United States. For these reasons, immigrants are often afraid to report acts of domestic violence to the police or to seek other forms […]