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Presidential spotlight on domestic violence spurs public on VAWA

Speaker John Boehner says he doesn’t know what the House will do about VAWA yet.

A woman holding her baby look out the window of their new home on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. A group of men meet weekly at Healthcare Alternative Systems in the Logan Square neighborhood to try to change their abusive behavior. (Stacey Wescott/ Chicago Tribune)

The slow path to change for Jimmy Lituma

Ecuadorean immigrant and restauranteur Jimmy Lituma is working to change his behavior toward women.

This December 25, 2012 file photo shows Rihanna (R) and Chris Brown attending an NBA game between the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Los Angeles police are investigating a fight between Chris Brown -- still on probation for beating girlfriend Rihanna in 2009 -- and fellow singer Frank Ocean, a spokesman said January 28, 2013. Ocean wants Brown -- who has apparently reunited with Rihanna in recent months -- to be prosecuted over the weekend altercation, reportedly over a parking place at a recording studio, according to the LA Times newspaper

Rihanna and Chris Brown Back Together

Rihanna’s reconciliation with Chris Brown raises questions about domestic violence toward immigrants.

Mandevilla: Una pelicula corte sobre la violencia doméstica en la comunidad coreana

La película se trata de la violencia en una familia coreana en Los Angeles, pero los temas aplican a otras comunidades.

Maria Cardona escucha la charla de Kathy Coldwell sobre su ex esposo abusive a un evento organizado por Apna Gha y Entre Amigos en Octubre 23, 2012.  Apna Ghar proporciona servicios a los sobrevivientes de violencia domestica. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune)

La violencia doméstica en las comunidades inmigrantes

Este año en Hoy averiguamos la violencia domestica en las comunidades inmigrantes.

Es un tema importante por muchas razones.

Transitional housing coordinator Beena Mathew (cq) (left) works with a client at Apna Ghar, a shelter serving primarily South Asian women who are victims of domestic violence, during a meeting at their Uptown office in Chicago on Wednesday, November 9, 2011. (Chris Sweda/ Chicago Tribune)

Domestic violence in immigrant communities

This year at Hoy we are looking at domestic violence in immigrant communities.
It’s an important topic for many reasons.