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 Shared through Houston FOX 26. Texas Senate bill to protect privacy of sexual assault victims advances in legislature Published April 14th, 2021 By Maria Salazar  HOUSTON – Currently, Texas law does not protect the confidentiality of alleged victims of sexual assault in civil court. However, there is......

 Pandemic spike in domestic abuse raises stakes for Violence Against Women Act rewrite    Shared through the Houston Chronicle. By Benjamin Wermund, Washington Bureau  March 24, 2021 Updated: March 24, 2021 7:11 a.m.  Rena Castro was baffled over the pathological hold Josh Garcia had over her daughter......

Dear HAWC friends, March is Women’s History month and today is International Women’s Day! Across the globe on this day, we take the time to recognize the achievements of women, as well measure the advancements still needed in order to attain equity and justice. And......

On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: Texas Republican Ron Wright has died, making him the first sitting member of Congress to lose his life after testing positive for the coronavirus. And why is Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office facing deeper cuts than most state agencies in lawmakers’ proposed budget for......

Dear HAWC friends, Some of you might be familiar with the idiom that pairs the word might with the word could.  For example, I have been known to say to my kids, “you might could get some donuts, if you put up your clothes.” Now, I have been told that......

OPINION // OUTLOOK Opinion: A shadow pandemic — domestic violence survivors need help now more than ever By Emilee Dawn Whitehurst for the Houston Chronicle Dec. 6, 2020 The holidays can be such a joyful time of year. Tragically, this season can also be the......

Houston to spend $6.2M in COVID-19 funds to expand HPD domestic abuse teams Dylan McGuinness Nov. 9, 2020 Updated: Nov. 9, 2020 9:31 p.m. HPD Assistant Chief Wendy Baimbridge speaks during a press conference at the city hall in Houston on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. Photo: Elizabeth Conley,......

Author: Great Day Houston Published: 10:24 AM CDT October 13, 2020 HOUSTON — Twenty Seven years ago, Lorena Gallo (formerly Bobbit) was at a breaking point, and shocked everyone for what she did to her husband. Her trial turned into a courtroom drama that was covered around......

HOUSTON – The Houston Area Women’s Center (HAWC) is getting more than half a million dollars to help victims with one of the biggest barriers they feel they have to get out of an abusive relationship. “There are just so many ways in which the legal components of leaving......

Newsmakers EXTRA: Domestic violence disparities Our President and CEO Emilee Whitehurst was on KPRC2 / Click2Houston speaking with Khambrel Marshall and Maisha Colter, CEO of AVDA, about the challenges faced by people of color who are dealing with domestic violence. Click here to view the......

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