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Women Empowerment: Important Issues to Tackle

First, we have to accept the fact that changing the status quo will not happen overnight. Second, we have to check the facts about what’s going on in our fight for female empowerment. And lastly, we have to be aware of the challenges that we...

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Advancing Voting Rights Act After Being Struck Down

Similar to many female empowerment provisions, the Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965 is fundamental legislation. The Act prohibits racial discrimination in voting and protects the right to due process of law. Despite the efforts to expand the...

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Violence Against Women Act: Its Current Status

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is a federal law aimed to end domestic violence, dating violence, and sexual assault. It was first enacted in 1994 under Pres. Bill Clinton, co-sponsored by then-Senator Joe Biden and Senator Orrin Hatch....

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Paycheck Fairness Act: Equal Wages for Women

Based on a 2013 statistics of U.S. Census Bureau, a full-time working woman only earns 78 cents per every dollar paid to men. The payment goes down to 64 cents for an African American woman and 56 cents for Latinas. In line with female...

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The Implication of the ERA to the Violence Against Women Act

Primary to being an ally for female empowerment is being aware of issues that affect or relate to the advancement of the movement. Aside from delving into history to explain the underpinnings of the cause, it is also crucial that we educate...

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