Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. In observation of this important day, CLINIC recognizes affiliate, Mil Mujeres for their inspiring efforts on behalf of vulnerable, immigrant women. Founded in 2007, Mil Mujeres provides charitable legal immigration services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. With locations in California, Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and Washington, DC, Mil Mujeres has been a CLINIC subscriber
Mother’s Day was established in 1914 by President Woodrow Wilson for the purpose of remembering mothers and honoring peace. Peace begins at home and while this is true for most people, it is not true for everyone.
This is a very special time. We find ourselves in the first week of Lent, recalling that Christ suffered for our sins and arose on the third day. We also find ourselves marking the one year anniversary of the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) on March 7th, and International Women’s Day on March 8th.