The tv murmurs with redundant sounds,
but nothing else be it abounds.
The world around me seem to sleep
yet I know there is another world which
works while our sleep is deep.
Know this to be true as I have worked it myself
just like Santa’s best elf.
The phone would ring with a new crisis
for this advocate to have no biases…
Here is the Administration’s policy statement on the VAWA reauthorization, largely opposition to the House version.
And here is the House Judiciary Committee Report on the H.R. 4970, VAWA Reauthorization (HRPT-112-HR4970cj). According to the Report, “The justification for why these provisions are necessary is also questionable. Proponents of these provisions tout unverifiable statistics about the rate of non-Indian violence against Indian women on Indian land…”
On May 8th, the House Judiciary Committee marked up and passed H.R. 4970, a stripped-down Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) that excludes a number of key provisions found in the Senate bill, including those bearing on the safety of Native women and communities. Get informed! Visit www.indianlaw.org for more information on how to get involved.
The full House of Representatives is expected to vote on its VAWA reauthorization bill soon — as early as mid week.
Here is the House Bill:
H.R. 4970, the VAWA reauthorization bill will be considered by the Rules Committee today at 5pm. The hearing can be viewed at: http://rules.house.gov/Legislation/hearings_details.aspx?NewsID=834
Instead of the three tribal provisions in S. 1925 that would:
- Provide Indian tribes criminal jurisdiction over domestic violence, dating violence, and violations of protective orders that occur on Indian lands;
"We women of one country will be too tender of those of another to allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs." Mother's Day as Resistance
by Cheryl Lindsey Seelhoff, written Mother’s Day, 2006
The women responsible for the holiday we know as Mother’s Day did not celebrate the day as it is celebrated in the United States. The day as they envisioned and conceived it had nothing to do with telephone calls from children, flowers, candy, or dinners out. It had nothing to do with the mothers and grandmothers with the most children and grandchildren being recognized with carnations and ribbons during church meetings.
Your life of sacrifice enabled me to live.
February 2, 1923 – September 12, 2011
I know a woman, who suffered unspeakable brutality,
in a time when women were but chattel,
at the hands of one who took an oath before God to love, protect and cherish her.
I know a woman, who suffered in silence,
the indignities caused by a philandering husband…
first draft, Final Judgement of Dissolution of Marriage, Division 49, 7th Judicial Circuit Court, Kim C. Hammond Justice Center in Bunnell, Fla., prepared by C. Michael Barnette, Esq., with The Law Office of C. Michael Barnette, Daytona Beach, Fla.
Judge Dennis Craig ordered, “The mother shall transfer the minor children to the father on or about May 12, 2012, which is one week after the father finishes his attendance at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University this term.” (page 13, …
A Sunshine Coast mother is distraught over a Family Court ruling ordering the deportation of her four daughters to Italy. Click to hear Mark and Caroline speak with the girls’ Aunt after the desicion to go into hiding.
I am currently setting up an Art Therapy group in a refuge for children affected by domestic violence. I will facilitate the group with a volunteer Art Therapist.
There was recently an interesting article about this type of group in the last Inscape:International Journal of Art Therapy. Mills, E.& Kellington, S.(2012). Using group art therapy to address the shame and silencing surrounding children’s experiences of witnessing domestic violence.
Just the other night I was asked,
“If you’re married, how can it be rape?”
No matter how many times I have been asked this question in the past,it still amazes me that so many people continue to ask it.
The true understanding of rape, even sexual assault, comes from recognizing and comprehending the difference between an act that is sexual in nature and, an act to gain and/or maintain power and control over a person.
ST. ANTHONY, Minn. (WCCO) — St. Anthony Police say a school bus driver, beloved by her students, was the victim of murder suicide Monday night.
Police were called around 8:30 p.m. to a duplex on the 3200 block of 39th Avenue NE after reports of shots fired.
Officers said a 52-year-old man shot both his 46-year-old wife and her 25-year-old son before turning the gun on himself.
Call Your Representative Today to Protect VAWA!
As early as tomorrow, the House of Representatives could vote on a bill that would undermine many critical Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) programs and fail to help prevent violence on campus. We need your voice, as do the tens of thousands of victims of…
This story is a compilation from many of the VAWA cases I’ve worked on in the last four years. All names have been changed, but the content couldn’t be more true.
Their’s was a love story. A drama.
David and Veronica met through close friends. He brought flowers to their first date. She smiled brightly each time he opened the door.
I’ll Walk With You
The storm it is brewing
The war has been waged
We have altered a life
A child filled with rage
Where we might think it isn’t
A communicable disorder
We have started a chain
Can not be afforded
Outside looking inward
Logic is lost for a while
Why would an abused adult
Then abuse another child…
Women with Broken Heart (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
If you are reading this than you are in the midst of a ‘high-conflict contested custody’ battle. Chances are you have experienced some form of maltreatment, abuse or domestic violence in the relationship with your ex. Whatever the reason is for your divorce, if you have entered into the arena of family law court you might be finding yourself losing the very thing that gives your life meaning…your children.
Our annual Take Back the Night event was held recently at Schwiebert Park on the banks of the Mississippi River in Rock Island. The purpose is to raise awareness that sexual abuse and other interpersonal violence is a crime. We want everyone to know that if they have been victimized, Family Resources is here to help you recover your life.
WASHINGTON (WJZ) — Murdered University of Virginia student Yeardley Love’s mother speaks out for the first time since Love’s boyfriend was convicted in her death. Sharon Love broke her silence Wednesday in a push for laws to protect women from domestic violence.
Vic Carter has more.
A heartbroken Baltimore mother took the national stage in Washington, opening up about the domestic abuse that took her child’s life.
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Amendment One (as it will appear on the North Carolina’s ballot): “Constitutional amendment to provide that marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State.”
North Carolina’s Amendment One will affect aspects other than marriage, said campaign leaders on Sunday, April 29, during The Vine Event Planning’s ”RealTalk – Amendment One Backyard Chat.”
This week, the US Senate voted overwhelmingly to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Here is how the VAWA reauthorization vote went in the US Senate: sixty-eight (68) in favor, thirty-one (31) against. Each of the thirty-one (31) senators who voted against it were Republican men. It should be noted that these thirty-one (31) men are the only senators to ever cast a vote against reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act.
The National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC) has e-published the final two sections of its Restitution Toolkit (featured in a fall 2011 MMM). You can now download the complete Toolkit at www.ncvc.org/ ncvc/main.aspx?dbID=DB_MakingRestitutionReal171. I can’t tell you how many times, when I worked at the Attorney General’s Office, I answered a desperate call from crime victims trying to find out if they had been awarded restitution. Somehow the victim had gotten all the way through sentencing without hearing from the probation office or prosecutor that restitution had been ordered. NCVC has samples of brochures for victims about restitution that are especially useful and can be adapted for your office: www.ncvc.org/ncvc/ main.aspx?dbID=DB_ToolkitResources412#SelfHelp.
Might be a great motto for our project…