DV Clinic Joins Effort to Support Human Rights Reform for Women Subjected to Violence
The Domestic Violence and Civil Protection Order Clinic has joined national and international efforts to support human rights reform recommendations for US women subjected to violence. The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Rashida Manjoo, released her report on violence against women in the United States at a U.N Human Rights Council session in Geneva, Switzerland during the week of June 1, 2011. The report, which was supported by educational and advocacy organizations across the country, covered the causes and impacts of violence against women in the United States, including such issues as violence in custodial settings; domestic violence; violence against women in the military; and violence against women who face multiple, intersecting forms of discrimination, particularly Native American, immigrant and African-American women. Margaret Drew, Professor of Clinical Law and Director of the Domestic Violence and Civil Protection Order Clinic, wrote the section of the report on economic issues that victims face.
Please see official press release and the complete report for more information.