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Violence Against Women

Read the latest updates and learn more about our work to end violence against women through a Reform Jewish perspective.

Violence Against Women

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Violence Against Women

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Violence Against Women

The House Takes a Step towards Banning Guns for Domestic Abusers
Posted on Monday July 27, 2015

Last week, Congress moved closer to passing legislation preventing domestic abusers and stalkers from purchasing or possessing guns, as Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12) and Rep. Robert Dold (R-IL-10) introduced the Zero Tolerance for Domestic Abusers Act (H.R. 3130). The bipartisan bill would close a loophole in federal law that allows some perpetrators of domestic violence […]

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Realizing the Promise of Title IX
Posted on Wednesday June 24, 2015

Yesterday, we celebrated the 43rd anniversary of Title IX, a section of the 1972 Education Amendments to the Civil Rights Act that prohibits sex-based discrimination in education programs and activities that receive federal funding. Widely known as the statute that governs varsity athletics, Title IX has helped advance women’s rights in collegiate sports, yes—but it […]

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Senate Fails to Advance Justice for Servicewomen
Posted on Wednesday June 17, 2015

It’s impossible to ignore the potential of risk of joining the Armed Forces: risk of serious physical, emotional or mental harm, and of the ultimate sacrifice. But rape and sexual violence, especially within the ranks, should never be a threat for Americans in uniform. Yesterday, the Senate voted not to advance critical legislation to reform […]

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Ensuring Servicewomen Have Access to the Justice They Deserve
Posted on Wednesday June 10, 2015

This week, Congress will consider amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), an annual bill that sets policy for the Defense Department by authorizing programs and suggesting funding levels. The different military-related items included in the bill provide for the safety and security of the nation and the soldiers who defend it, making it […]

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