A report released yesterday declared that victims of domestic abuse who are enrolled in Wisconsin Works, a welfare-to-work program, face "significant barriers" to escaping poverty.
A 1998 survey of 274 domestic violence victims done by the Institute for Wisconsin's Future found that nearly 70 percent of the women surveyed did not let Wisconsin Works agencies know they were victims of domestic violence. Of those, 75 percent were not told how they could get help.
Media Resources: Chicago Tribune - September 21, 1999
8/26/2015 Saudi Women Prepare to Vote for the First Time - The fight for gender equality is making slow but notable progress in Saudi Arabia, where women will be allowed to vote for the first time in upcoming December elections.
This shift in Saudi law came in 2011, when a royal decree announced that women would be allowed to vote and run in local elections beginning in December of 2015. . . .
8/25/2015 Fraternity Signs Promote Rape Culture, Elicit Outrage - Old Dominion University (ODU) in Virginia is receiving national attention for a fraternity's vulgar and offensive signs that were on display as first-year students moved into their dorms.
The signs, which were hung on fraternity Sigma Nu and displayed derogatory messages for incoming female students- and their mothers- have since been removed, and the University has promised disciplinary action. . . .