The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA or H.R. 1620) is urgently needed legislation that protects abuse survivors and allocates funding for survivor support services. Reauthorization of VAWA is now three years overdue – owing to Republican senators who would rather see VAWA expire. We’ve had it with their neglect of battered, raped, and murdered women.
The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA or H.R. 1620) is urgently-needed legislation to protect abuse survivors and allocate funding for survivor services. VAWA strengthens the health care system’s response to domestic abuse and improve access to resources like housing for survivors while also expanding assistance to LGBTQIA+ individuals and communities of color.
Ending violence against women is one of NOW’s six core issues. NOW recognizes that violence against women is perpetuated through gender bias in the judicial system and systems of economic oppression and that we must address these deeply-seeded structural problems.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — NOW salutes Representatives Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) for introducing the bipartisan Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021(VAWA), which will fund critical programs that support survivors. VAWA’s authorization expired in 2018, but the scourge of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and other crime remains. According to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, one Read more …
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