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Violence against women

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President Clinton declared October as Domestic Violence Awarness Month and in 1994 signed into legislation the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) as authored by Sen. Joe Biden. It addresses various forms of redress and recovery for violent acts against women. It looks at the physical violence dynamic

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A frustration for the victim of domestic abuse is trying to come forward to report the harm and in turn being met with no response. Worse is no response and no protection. * * * "I'm tired of being used as a punching bag. I'm tired of being plied for this and that piece of information. I'm tired of

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"It feeds into a fear of rape and sexual violence and has a harmful effect on broader issues of equality" * * * "it has an impact on their self-esteem and body image" as well as a sense of safety and autonomy over self."

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