Tag Archives: Law

Thank You Thursdays: The Supreme Court strikes down harmful anti-prostitution pledge

TweetFor years, the United States has endorsed an explicitly discriminatory policy against sex workers. PEPFAR, our international HIV/AIDS aid policy, contains an anti-prostitution pledge requirement stating that no funds “may be used to provide assistance to any group or organization that does not have a policy explicitly opposing prostitution and sex trafficking.” In practice, this [...]
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In Timor-Leste, communities mobilize to confront domestic violence

TweetCross-posted at the Community Blog, from UN Women. “If the dispute is not that serious, if it is just slapping and there is no blood, we just let the family work it out,” says an elderly customary leader, Norberto Tomas, addressing a group of 50 community members gathered for the inauguration of a community space [...]
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Friday Roundup: How the sequester cuts will affect women, access to reproductive health

TweetThere’s not much to say about the sequester that hasn’t already been said (except, maybe, “Don’t ask me, I’m no sequexpert.” Ok, now that’s taken care of.) But hey, I’m just a blogger on a Friday afternoon trying to meet you where you’re at. And where you’re at is in sequester hell, whether you know [...]
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Quick hit: Where are the domestic workers in immigration reform?

TweetSo you’ve heard that the Senate proposed a bipartisan plan to reform immigration laws on Monday which proposes pathways to citizenship — as well as an increase in border patrol. While the question of how same sex couples will be addressed under the law is still up in the air, Bryce Covert for The Nation [...]
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Quick Hit: Victims of revenge porn mount class-action lawsuit against Go Daddy and Texxxan.com

TweetLast week, several women joined a class action lawsuit with the hopes of taking down a prominent revenge porn website. BetaBeat has the scoop: “Considering the numerous repercussions that keep many victims silent, Ms. Toups’ [one of the members of the class action lawsuit] decision to join the lawsuit under her real name is brave. Many [...]
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