Posts Categorized: Ending Violence Against Women

San Diego Rally Raises the Voices of Women and Girls Detained in Immigration Prisons 

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA –  Gathering near the Otay Mesa Detention Center, where a 37-year-old detainee died suspiciously just last week and sexual assault complaints have increased by 158 percent in the past year, hundreds of activists are rallying today with the National Organization for Women and our Unlock the Future partners for the humane treatment of immigrant… Read more »

San Ysidro rally focuses on treatment of immigrant women, girls at border

“The punishing conditions imposed by the Department of Homeland Security, ICE and Customs and Border Protection on immigrants at the southern border continue to threaten the lives of tens of thousands of vulnerable persons,” said Toni Van Pelt, president of the National Organization for Women, which organized the rally.

Feminists plan rally to support women held in immigration detention centers

“Immigrant families are being inhumanely locked away in horrific and immoral detention facilities in Southern California and around the nation, and women and girls are suffering the most,” NOW’s president Toni Van Pelt, wrote in a statement.

The #MeToo impact: FBI’s crime report shows a spike in rape offenses, and experts say it may be a good thing

“If every girl and woman trusted that they could get sympathetic help from parents, relatives, friends doctors, hospitals, every police station, every campus dean, every workplace HR office, every school teacher or counselor, every minister or priest or coach, the reporting would double or triple,” Van Pelt noted saying that the government needs to do more and needs to protect all survivors of sexual violence.

Media Advisory- Coalition Demands: Unlock the Future for Women and Girls in Immigration Prisons 

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – Immigrant families are being inhumanely locked away in horrific and immoral detention facilities in Southern California and around the nation and women and girls are suffering the most. Those fleeing to the U.S. are often seeking refuge from sexual violence, assault and poverty and they deserve a fair and humane immigration process. If they are to be held in… Read more »

Florida man convicted of sex misconduct with child released on bail, pending appeal

The National Organization for Women also expressed its disapproval of the decision, writing in part, “Instead of keeping this dangerous man behind bars, Senior Judge R. Michael Hutcheson is letting him sleep in his own bed at night. Fugler was freed on bail pending appeal—a process that could take years and potentially allow him to prey on even more victims.”

Child Abuser Mark Fugler Must Stay in Jail

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A former Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University professor who was convicted by a jury of sexual misconduct with a child is getting the Jeffrey Epstein treatment by a Florida judge. Mark Fugler was sentenced to 15 years in prison in June for showing pornographic material to a 7-year old girl, masturbating in front of… Read more »

Steve King is Only Part of The Problem

WASHINGTON, D.C. — There’s the bottom of the barrel, and then there’s Steve King.  The Congressman from Iowa, who defended white supremacy, has now come out with a defense of rape and incest.    It’s beyond obvious that Steve King has to resign his seat in politics, apologize to the people of Iowa and find something to do that doesn’t involve… Read more »