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When the US government shut down on December 21st there was an overlooked victim: the Violence Against Women Act, which expired the same day. That lapse means that new funds for Department of Justice’s VAWA programs, such as hotlines, shelters, crisis centers, and legal assistance, will not be funded until the law is reauthorized. Wired Opinion. About. Gianmarco Raddi is an MD/PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge, UCLA, and the National Institutes of Health. The Violence Against Women Act needs to be reinstated and improved to better predict and prevent abuse. For that, an effective solution already exists: Sexual offenders, stalkers, and domestic abusers ought to be electronically monitored with GPS tracking. Full story

18 January