April 2, 2014
In the past few months WomensLaw has made valuable updates and substantial improvements to the WomensLaw.org website -- all while continuing to answer the Email Hotline -- for our more than 1.1 million annual visitors.
In addition, WomensLaw was invited to conduct an in-person training for more than 30 victim advocates in Connecticut. At the request and with support from the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence, WomensLaw legal director, Stacey Sarver, trained advocates on how to avoid the unauthorized practice of law in their work with victims.
Find out more what else is new on WomensLaw.org...
April 1, 2014
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) recognizes the month of April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM).
All too often, victims of domestic violence, teen dating abuse, and stalking are also victims of rape and sexual assault. Unbelievably, one sexual assault occurs every two minutes. Think about that – in about the time that it takes you to read this post, another victim will be sexually assaulted.
March 26, 2014
Today, the IRS and the Treasury Department announced new guidance that exempts domestic violence victims from the requirement that married couples must file their taxes jointly in order to receive the premium tax credit under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
March 26, 2014
NNEDV celebrates today's significant decision from the U.S. Supreme Court in U.S. v. Castleman.
March 25, 2014
The National Network to End Domestic Violence joined supporters of women's health and rights in a rally today at the Supreme Court.
March 8, 2014
Since 1911, March 8 has been recognized as International Women’s Day, a day to mark the economic, political, and social achievements of women.
This year’s theme is “Inspiring Change;” we couldn’t think of a more appropriate theme for 2014. This year also marks the 20th and 30th anniversaries of landmark legislation supporting survivors of domestic violence: the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA). These laws have inspired and created tremendous change across the United States – they have supported shelters and crisis lines, transitional housing and rural outreach programs, legal advocacy services and training for law enforcement and judges, and so much more.