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Domestic Violence Has a Huge Impact on the Wage Gap

There are lots of reasons women get paid less than men: Because they’reedged out of male-dominated fields; because they have a kid; or because they’re forced to work fewer hours. A new report from McKinsey & Company lists several of these factors, but it also includes one that isn’t talked about quite as often: domestic violence.

RFRA Laws Undermine Civil Rights, Child Protection and Domestic Violence Laws

Those advocating for the bill are only concerned with protecting hateful and intolerant religious zealots and completely unconcerned with how this potential discrimination will infringe on the rights of other people, namely the LGBTQIA community, children, domestic violence victims and others.

Supreme Court Case: Domestic Violence and Housing

This court case will decide whether plaintiffs can bring claims under the Fair Housing Act challenging policies and practices that have a disproportionate and negative effect on a protected class of people. This case will consider whether the Fair Housing Act prohibits policies that have a discriminatory effect, regardless of whether the policy was adopted with intent to discriminate.

Preventing domestic violence could help economy

Article about efforts in Wisconsin to support victims and survivors of domestic violence; a lack of funding for these organizations results in many survivors going without the resources and support they need. Image of members of the The National Organization for Women (NOW), the National Task Force to End Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Against… Read more »

Abortion Restrictions and Domestic Violence Linked

However, Turnaway women who ended the relationship were more likely to maintain contact with their former partners; this study suggests that abortion restrictions keep women in contact with men who are physically abusive to them and prolong domestic violence.

Domestic Violence and Economic Security

When we discuss domestic violence, we most commonly tend to think about physical violence and sometimes, even mental or emotional abuse. Financial abuse and the lack of economic security are often neglected as very real consequences that survivors of domestic violence face.

Study on reproductive rights and domestic violence: Being denied an abortion “tethered women to violent men”

Incidents of intimate partner violence by the man involved in the pregnancy went down among women who were able to have an abortion, but remained consistent for women who carried their pregnancies to term. The reason, according to Foster, was that “being unable to have the abortion tethered women to violent men, while women who have the abortion were more able to escape abusive relationships.”

Why Black Women Struggle More with Domestic Violence

The reasons Black women suffer disproportionately from abuse are complex. Racism and sexism are two of the biggest obstacles that Black women in America face. But because many Black women and men believe racism is a bigger issue than sexism, Black women tend to feel obligated to put racial issues ahead of sex-based issues.