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8/7/2002 - Study Finds Permanent Protection Orders Effective for Battered Women
Permanent protection orders effectively reduce the likelihood of further assaults on women by their abusive partners, according to a study in this weeks issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)....

6/25/2002 - California Courts to Hear More Cases Involving Battered Woman Syndrome
With the passage of a new California state law, the battered womens syndrome may now be used to seek the reversal of convictions of women serving time for killing their abusers before 1992, when the argument was deemed lawful....

2/14/2002 - National Geographic Exposes Honor Killings
National Geographic yesterday premiered a documentary on its cable television channel focusing on honor killings in Pakistan....

7/25/2001 - Bill Introduced to Protect Working Women from Violence
Senator Paul D....

5/2/2001 - U of Texas- El Paso Leadership Alliance Organizes for Women's Rights in Mexico
Students in the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance at the UNIVERSITY OFTEXAS-EL PASO are calling attention to the unsolved murders of women in Juarez, Mexico....

4/4/2001 - More Feminist Activism
The FMLA at the UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO (UTEP) is working with the Coalition on Violence Against Women and Families on the Border to organize a silent protest against the murders of hundreds of women in Juarez....

1/10/2001 - Police Family Violence Whistle Blower Found Guilty of Criminal Contempt
Robert Mullally, a former legal consultant who exposed serious family violence involving officers in the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), was found in criminal contempt on Friday in federal district court in Los Angeles....

12/8/2000 - US Considers Asylum for Battered Women
The United States Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) has 45 days to consider a proposed policy change that would expand political asylum to allow victims of domestic violence to file claims....

10/12/2000 - FEMINIST VICTORY: VAWA PASSES UNANIMOUSLY
After months of Republican stalling, the Senate unanimously voted yesterday to pass the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act, an anti-crime bill that includes the Sex Trafficking Victims Protection Act and the Violence Against Women Act(VAWA)....

10/6/2000 - Conference Committee Votes to Reauthorize VAWA
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), along with the Sex Trafficking Victims Protection Act, passed a joint House-Senate conference committee by a vote of 356-28....

9/26/2000 - Violence Against Women Act Passes House
The House of Representatives passed an act reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act by an almost unanimous vote of 415Y to 3N....

1/20/2000 - WAR OF ATTRITION TARGETS ABORTION CLINICS NATIONWIDE -- One in Five Nationwide Clinics Still Face Severe Violence
Washington DC -- Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation and a leading national expert on anti-abortion terrorism, today released the organization's seventh annual National Clinic Violence Survey Report, the most comprehensive study of anti-abortion violence in the United States....

1/19/2000 - WAR OF ATTRITION TARGETS ABORTION CLINICS NATIONWIDE -- One in Five Nationwide Clinics Still Face Severe Violence
Washington DC -- Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation and a leading national expert on anti-abortion terrorism, today released the organization's seventh annual National Clinic Violence Survey Report, the most comprehensive study of anti-abortion violence in the United States....

1/19/2000 - War of Attrition Targets Abortion Clinics Nationwide: One in Five Nationwide Clinics Still Face Severe Violence
Washington DC -- Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation and a leading national expert on anti-abortion terrorism, today released the organization's seventh annual National Clinic Violence Survey Report, the most comprehensive study of anti-abortion violence in the United States....

1/10/2000 - Court Will Decide Constitutionality of Violence Against Women Act
The 1994 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was a significant feminist victory, allowing women to sue for monetary damages in federal civil court, including medical expenses and lost wages....

9/21/1999 - WAR OF ATTRITION TARGETS ABORTION CLINICS NATIONWIDE: One Fourth of Nation's Clinics Still Face Severe Violence
Washington DC -- Eleanor Smeal, national feminist leader and one of the nation's leading experts on anti-abortion terrorism, today released the results of the Feminist Majority Foundation's sixth annual National Clinic Violence Survey Report, the most comprehensive study of anti-abortion violence in the United States....

4/5/1999 - Lady Foot Locker, Reebok Aid Domestic Violence Fund
As part of a sales promotion and benefit for the Family Violence Prevention Fund, sporting goods giants Lady Foot Locker and Reebok will donate $5 from the $74.99 purchase price of Reebok's new "Leader DMX 2X" walking shoe from April 5 to May 15....

3/8/1999 - Appeals Court Deems VAWA Act Unconstitutional
The 4th U.S....

2/25/1999 - Military Spousal Abuse Amendment Passes in Senate
The Senate passed an amendment to the Soldiers Bill of Rights that would protect military employees' dependent spouses and children from domestic abuse....

1/21/1999 - WAR OF ATTRITION TARGETS ABORTION CLINICS NATIONWIDE
Eleanor Smeal, national feminist leader and one of the nation's leading experts on anti-abortion terrorism, today released the results of the Feminist Majority Foundation's sixth annual National Clinic Violence Survey Report, the most comprehensive study of anti-abortion violence in the United States....

9/14/1998 - Walker Seeks to End Male Violence Against Women
For the second year in a row, Ben Zeman has begun a 21-day, 300-mile trek to educate the public about male violence against women....

8/31/1998 - CA Bill Would Require Animal Abusers to Seek Counseling
In response to research that links animal abuse with the abuse of children, women and other humans, the California state Assembly passed a law that would require convicted animal abusers to undergo psychiatric counseling as part of their probation....

7/16/1998 - Strides to Combat Domestic Abuse Continue in Poland
Rates of domestic abuse are steadily increasing in Poland, where the countrys strict allegiance to the Roman Catholic Church and the sanctity of the traditional nuclear family that reinforces male dominance....

5/22/1998 - One Third of Japanese Women Battered By Husbands, Partners
In a survey conducted by the Tokyo government, one third of Japanese women said that they have been beaten by their male partners or husbands....

1/16/1998 - War of Attrition Targets Abortion Clinics Nationwide
Washington D.C.- Eleanor Smeal, national feminist leader and one of the nation's leading experts on anti-abortion terrorism, released the results of the Feminist Majority Foundation's annual National Clinic Violence Survey Report, the most comprehensive study of anti-abortion violence in the United States and its territories....