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
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Huerta is an active defender of civil rights, farm workers' rights, women's rights, and immigrant rights, and has been for over five decades. . . .
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Currently, there are four petitioners on the case: the mother of the survivor, the Federation of Women Lawyers-Kenya, and two other women's rights advocates. . . .