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Yesterday, for the first time since I created this website I was spooked. A notification popped up letting me know that someone had commented on a blog from last July. No biggie. It seemed innocent, nice and sincere. Not long after though another one popped up from the same alleged person. At first, I only... Continue Reading →

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Top 5 Books I Recommend On Depression

Books are a form of distraction, and a proactive habit that can alter your way of thinking, by exposing you to journeys, stories and advice. Below I have recommended books (in no particular order) which are best sellers, have been reviewed and raved about, and which successfully touch on a subject which is as delicate,…... Continue Reading →

Please share this! It could save someone’s life!

Today is World Day against humanity trafficking! It is real! It is everywhere! Human trafficking does not discriminate! It will never end unless we all pitch in and help. Please share this across your community and networks. For King and Country started a movement called, The Priceless Movement to nd human trafficking everywhere. Please help... Continue Reading →

Violence against Women Act of 1994

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Violence against Women Act of 1994

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Violence against Women Act of 1994

A sweepingresponse to theperception of increasedviolenceagainstwomen in America,theViolenceAgainstWomenAct(VAWA) of 1994was a broad-basedlawthatcreatedeverythingfromfunding of domestic-violenceprograms to newCivil Rightsremediesforwomenwhowerevictims of gender-basedattacks.Thescope of thelawmade it somewhatcontroversial,andtheU.S.SupremeCourtruledthat at leastoneprovision of theactwasunconstitutional.ButVAWAstillmanaged to have a far-reachingeffect on gender-basedcrime,andthereauthorization of theact in 2000meansthat it willcontinue to haveinfluenceintothetwenty-firstcentury.

VAWAwasfirstproposed in 1990,andsupportwassubsequentlystrengthened by testimonybeforeCongress of highnumbers of crimesperpetratedagainstwomeneveryyear,often by family

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