The following article appears in the Fall 2014 issue of Ms. Read more of our election coverage by getting a digital subscription to the magazine. Hardly a week goes by in Washington, D.C. that doesn’t include an announcement, panel discussion or report on women voters—how we think, how to win us, where we live and what we had for breakfast. […]
A decision is imminent about who will be the next head of U.S.-funded AIDS programs around the world—known as PEPFAR, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. That person will be the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and ambassador at large—and the time is right for that person to be a woman. Women are at the […]
In time for Mothers Day, the 12th HERvotes blog carnival is dedicated to getting the word out about economic security for women, especially in their retirement years. Women need better benefits — not cuts — under social safety net programs. The economic slump in both the U.S. and Europe has prompted elites to call for […]
VAWA was originally passed in 1994 and currently has the bipartisan support of a third of the full Senate. In a nod to harsh economic times, the money authorized has been lowered to the 2000 level, programs have been consolidated, budgets tightened and accountability emphasized.
So why have two of VAWA’s former champions failed to sponsor this year’s bill?