Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The Potential Effect of the Change in Definition of Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault on Women Rights

From The Independent News:

Donald Trump’s decision to change definitions of domestic violence and sexual assault has rolled back women’s rights by half a century, campaigners have warned.

The Trump administration quietly changed the definition of both domestic violence and sexual assault back in April but the move has only just surfaced.  

The change could have significant repercussions for millions of victims of gender-based violence.

Read more here.

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