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Violence Against Women

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Violence Against Women

Fresh Updates from RACBlog: Violence Against Women

With Each Story, Recommitting to End Violence Against Women
Posted on Friday May 22, 2015

In late April, Nigerian armed forces rescued 93 women and 200 girls who had been held by the terrorist group Boko Haram. When news broke of the rescue, there was early hope that these girls were the schoolgirls abducted from a Chibok school in April of last year—the subjects of the global campaign to “Bring […]

This Mother’s Day, Supporting Mothers in Shelters
Posted on Friday May 08, 2015

This post originally appeared as a WRJ Weekly Digest. This year, 45,000 women and children will spend Mother’s Day in shelters for survivors of domestic abuse. WRJ is proud to partner for the second year with Jewish Women International (JWI) to send bouquets of flowers and baskets of beauty products to 200 shelters across the U.S., […]

Liberation from Egypt, Liberation from Violence Against Women
Posted on Monday April 06, 2015

By Becky Wasserman Passover is a time to remember the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt. It’s a time to remember slavery and celebrate liberation. It’s a time to reflect on the modern sources of oppression we still face today. As Jews, Americans, and as citizens of the world, that is our responsibility. I challenge […]

Women’s History Month: Celebrating Progress and Finding Inspiration for Action
Posted on Wednesday April 01, 2015

As Women’s History Month comes to a close, let’s take stock of the progress—and the setbacks—we saw for women’s rights policy this month: In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL-9) reintroduced the International Violence Against Women Act, or I-VAWA (H.R. 1340), a bill to provide concrete tools to change […]

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