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 […]

Gender and Sexual Exploitation of Women Immigrants

Gender and Sexual Exploitation of Women Immigrants

By Linda Nwoke, Journal Exclusive The European Institute for Gender Equality describes sexual exploitation as any attempt or actual abuse of someone’s position of vulnerability, trust, or less power, for sexual purposes, bringing about social, political, or monetary gain by the perpetrator. Sexual exploitation exists in various forms, including prostitution (window, brothels, and street prostitution), […]

The New Majority: Women Finally Make up Most of the New York City Council. How Will That Change the Body’s Priorities?

The New Majority: Women Finally Make up Most of the New York City Council. How Will That Change the Body’s Priorities?

City Council Member Carlina Rivera and Mayoral candidate Eric Adams at rally for Adams with Latino leaders at Grand Slam Banquet Hall. – New York, NY – October 13, 2021 (Shutterstock) By Annie McDonough, City & State New York WITH 31 WOMEN, the New York City Council has for the first time in its history […]