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Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) 2005 and 2013

(See related pages: VAWA 1994 and 2000, Trafficking (VAWA 2000) and other Federal Advocacy Issues.)


[Washington, DC ~ March 7, 2013] At a ceremony at the Interior Department, President Obama signs the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The Vice President, who was the author of the original bill while he was in the Senate, also delivers remarks. The Violence Against Women Act, originally passed in 1994, "strengthens the criminal justice system’s response to crimes against women, including domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking," according to the White House. [Courtesy C-SPAN] Watch the video or read the transcript.

 



LEGISLATION ~ 2012 & 2013  
   

REAUTHORIZING THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT KEY PROVISIONS IN S. 47, The White House, Washington, DC: downloaded March 7, 2013.

SENATE BILL 47 TO REAUTHORIZE THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT OF 1994 (as introduced in the Senate), January 22, 2013.

SENATE BILL 47 TO REAUTHORIZE THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT OF 1994 (as voted on by the Senate and the House), February 28, 2013.

SENATE BILL 1925 TO REAUTHORIZE THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT OF 1994 (as introduced in the Senate), November 30, 2011.

SUMMARY OF SENATE-PROPOSED CHANGES FOR VAWA REAUTHORIZATION 2012, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: February 27, 2012.

SUMMARY OF THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN HEALTH INITIATIVE ACT OF 2011 (S. 1765 / H.R. 1578), Futures Without Violence, San Francisco, CA.

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN REAUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2011 ~ SECTION-BY-SECTION ANALYSIS (as introduced in the Senate), November 30, 2011.

THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN REAUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2013 ~ OVERVIEW, January 2013.

 

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VAWA 2012 & 2013 REAUTHORIZATIONund

THE 113TH CONGRESS MUST PASS VAWA IMMEDIATELY!, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: January 3, 2013.

ACT NOW: THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES' JUDICIARY COMMITTEE WILL BE CONSIDERING VAWA NEXT WEEK, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: May 2, 2012. See the fact sheet on HR 4970 and Myths v. Facts.

ACT NOW: URGE YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TO VOTE NO ON H.R. 4970, THE ADAMS BILL!, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: May 15, 2012.

ACTION NEEDED ON HOUSE VAWA SUBSTITUTE BILL, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: February 25, 2013. Read NNEDV's statement and find your Representative.

ADVOCATES SHOULD USE THE DAYS BEFORE THE ELECTION TO LET THE CANDIDATES KNOW THAT WE NEED VAWA DONE NOW!, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: October 18, 2012. Contact elected officials.

ALERT: ASK SENATOR MAJORITY LEADER HARRY REID (D-NV) TO SCHEDULE A VOTE ON VAWA!, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: February 29, 2012.

ALERT: BEFORE THE AUGUST RECESS, CONTACT CONGRESS TO ENSURE THAT A FINAL VAWA IS SWIFTLY PASSED, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: August 1, 2012.

ALERT: CALL YOUR MEMBER OF CONGRESS AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO ATTEND A VAWA BRIEFING, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: January 23, 2012.

ALERT: CALL YOUR SENATORS TO URGE CO-SPONSORSHIP AND YOUR REPRESENTATIVES TO SUPPORT VAWA REAUTHORIZATION, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: February 13, 2012.

ALERT: CALL YOUR SENATORS TO URGE CO-SPONSORSHIP AND VOTES FOR VAWA IN THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE MARK-UP, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: January 30, 2012.

ALERT: CONGRESS HAS 15 MORE DAYS TO FINISH VAWA. WE NEED TO TELL OUR LEGISLATORS TO DO THEIR JOB. WE NEED YOU TO ACT IN THESE LAST FEW DAYS., National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: July 18, 2012.

ALERT: CONGRESS MUST PASS A VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT! DOING NOTHING IS NOT AN OPTION! A CALL TO ACTION!, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: June 7, 2012.

ALERT: E-MAIL CONGRESS AND TELL THEM WHAT VAWA MEANS, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: January 17, 2012.

ALERT: IT'S TIME FOR IN DISTRICT EDUCATION AND AWARENESS MEETINGS WITH YOUR SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES!, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: April 3, 2012.

ALERT: IT'S TIME FOR THE HOUSE AND SENATE TO SOLVE THE PROCEDURAL LOGJAM AND GET THE REAL VAWA PASSED BEFORE THEY GO ON RECESS FOR THEIR AUGUST VACATION, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: July 9, 2012.

ALERT: IT'S TIME TO GO IN-DISTRICT AND TELL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE: THE ADAMS BILL (H.R. 4970) IS DANGEROUS FOR VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE AND PROTECTS ABUSERS. IT IS NOT THE REAL VAWA!, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: May 10, 2012.

ALERT: REAUTHORIZE VAWA! TAKE ACTION TODAY!, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: December 5, 2011. See the Toolkit.

ALERT: TAKE ACTION BEFORE SUMMER RECESS ENDS, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Denver, CO: August 28, 2012.

ALERT: TELL CONGRESS THEY HAVE TO DO THEIR JOB AND PASS A FINAL VAWA BEFORE THEY GO ON VACATION!, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: July 24, 2012. See VAWA Twitter and Facebook Tips, and The New York Times editorial and The Hill editorial.

ALERT: TELL CONGRESS TO SEND A STRONG, BIPARTISAN VAWA TO THE PRESIDENT!, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: May 21, 2012.

ALERT: TELL CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP: GET A FINAL VAWA PASSED! DO IT NOW, DO IT RIGHT, DO YOUR JOB!, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: June 14, 2012.

ALERT: TELL YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS: GET VAWA DONE! DOING NOTHING IS NOT AN OPTION!, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: May 31, 2012.

ALERT: THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW FOR SENATE VOTE ON VAWA!, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: March 14, 2012.

ALERT: URGE THE SENATE TO VOTE ON VAWA, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: April 17, 2012.

ALERT: VAWA COULD BE DEBATED ON THE SENATE FLOOR AS SOON AS WEDNESDAY! CALL YOUR SENATORS TODAY, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: April 24, 2012. See talking points on the Grassley / Hutchison language.

ALERT: VISIT YOUR SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES WHILE THEY'RE HOME TO URGE THEY CO-SPONSOR S. 1925, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: February 20, 2012.

ALERT: WE HAVE TO KEEP THE PRESSURE UP TO GET THE BEST LAW FOR VICTIMS!, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: May 17, 2012.

ALL ADVOCATES STAND TOGETHER WITH NATIVE VICTIMS, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Denver, CO: December 6, 2012.

ASK SENATOR KIRK TO CO-SPONSOR TWO BILLS THAT SUPPORT DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE SURVIVORS: VAWA REAUTHORIZATION AND THE HOUSING RIGHTS FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE ACT, WomanView (volume 15, issue 8), Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, Chicago, IL: November 28, 2011.

ASK YOUR CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS: WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO GET A FINAL VAWA PASSED THAT HELPS ALL VICTIMS?, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: August 7, 2012. Review Tips for Activism in August.

BREAKING NEWS ALERT: VAWA REINTRODUCED YESTERDAY ~ TAKE ACTION TODAY BY CONTACTING YOUR SENATORS!, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: January 23, 2013. See the current Senate co-sponsors.

CAMPAIGN FOR FUNDING TO END DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE ~ VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, DATING VIOLENCE AND STALKING FACE HARMFUL, EVEN DEADLY CUTS UNDER SEQUESTRATION, Washington, DC: September 2012.

CAMPUS SURVIVORS' LETTER TO CONGRESS URGING IMMEDIATE REAUTHORIZATION OF VAWA WITH KEY CAMPUS PROVISIONS, Stalking Resource Center, Washington, DC: July 17, 2012. Sign letter.

CONGRESS HAS SOME UNFINISHED BUSINESS. THEY MUST PASS VAWA NOW! TAKE ACTION OVER THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY!, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: November 19, 2012.

DEAR MR. SPEAKER, RE: REAUTHORIZING VAWA DURING THE LAME DUCK SESSION AND INCORPORATING LANGUAGE SIMILAR TO SECTION 904 OF S. 1925, signed by several members of the U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC: December 4, 2012.

DEAR SENATE COLLEAGUE LETTER ~ JOIN US IN SUPPORTNG FUNDING FOR VAWA AND FVPSA, Senators Patrick Leahy and Mike Crapo, U.S. Senate, Washington, DC: April 19, 2013.

DEAR SENATE COLLEAGUE LETTER URGING MAINTENANCE OF SUPPORT FOR VAWA AND FVPSA, signed by several members of the U.S. Senate, Washington, DC: March 23, 2012.

DEAR SPEAKER BOEHNER, DEMOCRATIC LEADER PELOSI, MAJORITY LEADER CANTOR AND DEMOCRATIC WHIP HOYER: ASKING YOU TO MOVE QUICKLY ON THE REAUTHORIZATION OF VAWA DURING THE FINAL WEEKS OF THE 112th CONGRESS, signed by several members of the U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC: December 11, 2012.

EMAIL, TWEET AND CALL YOUR SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES TO THANK THEM IF THEY VOTED FOR THE SENATE VERSION OF S. 47 (VAWA), National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: March 5, 2013.

GET VAWA FUNDED, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: April 4, 2013. Find your Representative.

GOAL: PASS VAWA IN THE SENATE THIS WEEK!, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: February 4, 2013.

HOUSE BILL TO REAUTHORIZE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT FALLS SHORT, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: February 22, 2013.

THE HOUSE PASSED THE INCLUSIVE SENATE VAWA REAUTHORIZATION BILL! IT WILL BE SENT TO THE PRESIDENT TO SIGN!, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: February 28, 2013.

HOUSE REPUBLICANS INTRODUCE PARTISAN VAWA THAT FAILS TO PROTECT ALL VICTIMS. TAKE ACTION NOW!, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: February 26, 2013. Read House bill and the letter to House leaders.

IN BIPARTISAN LETTER TO SPEAKER BOEHNER, SENATORS CALL ON HOUSE TO ACT ON SENATE-PASSED VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, Senators Patrick Leahy, Mike Crapo and Lisa Murkowski, the U.S. Senate, Washington, DC: February 26, 2013.

INVITE CONGRESS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE ~ SPEAK OUT ABOUT VAWA AND THE VALUE OF DV AND SA SERVICES, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: January 14, 2013.

ISSUE UPDATE: LGBTQ PROVISIONS OF S. 1925 ~ MYTHS V. FACTS, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: April 19, 2012.

LATINA PORTRAIT: THE REAUTHORIZATION OF THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT AND LATINAS, Mujeres Latinas en Acción and the National Latin@ Network. Copyright © 2012 Casa de Esperanza and Mujeres Latinas en Acción.

LETTER TO MAJORITY LEADER ERIC CANTOR RE: VAWA TRIBAL PROVISIONS, Jefferson Keel, National Congress of American Indians, Washington, DC: December 20, 2012.

LETTER TO MAJORITY LEADER ERIC CANTOR URGING REAUTHORIZATION OF VAWA BEFORE THE CLOSE OF THIS CONGRESS, the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: December 7, 2012.

THE NATIONAL 10 DAYS OF ACTION FOR VAWA IS OFF TO A GREAT START! WILL YOU TAKE PART TO ENSURE THAT CONGRESS PASSES A FINAL VAWA THAT INCLUDES ALL VICTIMS AND SCRAPS HOUSE ROLLBACKS?, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: June 28, 2012.

NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION FOLLOW-UP AND NEXT STEPS, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: November 15, 2012.

NCAI STATEMENT ON BIPARTISAN MOVEMENT ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT (VAWA) AND TRIBAL PROVISIONS, National Congress of American Indians, Washington, DC: December 12, 2012.

NOVEMBER 14 IS THE NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION TO CONTACT YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS AND TELL THEM TO PASS VAWA NOW!, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: November 9, 2012.

OCTOBER ACTION ON VAWA, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: October 2, 2012.

OPPOSE AMENDMENTS IN PROPOSED VAWA REAUTHORIZATION ~ HR 4970 ~ THAT ENDANGER IMMIGRANT VICTIMS AND INCREASE BARRIERS TO SAFETY, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: 2012.

OPPOSE GRASSLEY AMENDMENT (MDM12037) TO THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT REAUTHORIZATION (S. 1925) REGARDING REMOVAL OF DRUNK DRIVERS, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: February 17, 2012.

ORGANIZATIONAL LETTER TO HOUSE LEADERS ASKING FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF S.47, members of the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: February 15, 2013. Note: The National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence signed onto this letter.

ORGANIZATIONAL LETTER TO REPRESENTATIVES ASKING THEIR SUPPORT OF VAWA REAUTHORIZATION, members of the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: January 31, 2012. Note: The National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence signed onto this letter.

ORGANIZATIONAL LETTER TO REPRESENTATIVES EXPRESSING STRONG OPPOSITION TO H.R. 4970, members of the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: May 17, 2012. Note: The National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence signed onto this letter.

POSSIBLE AGREEMENT ON VAWA JUST HOURS AWAY ~ URGENT THAT ALL VAWA ADVOCATES MAKE ONE MORE PHONE CALL!, the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: December 12, 2012.

REAUTHORIZATION OF THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT (VAWA): BUILDING ON OUR SUCCESSES, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: 2011.

STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY ~ H.R. 4970 ~ VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN REAUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2012, Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC: May 15, 2012.

STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY ~ S. 1925 ~ VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN REAUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2011, Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC: April 23, 2012.

STATEMENT ON THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE'S PASSAGE OF THE ADAMS BILL, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: May 8, 2012.

TAKE ACTION ~ ASK YOUR SENATORS TO VOTE YES ON VAWA!, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: February 1, 2013. Look up Senators.

TAKE ACTION FOR VAWA DURING THE HOLIDAYS, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: December 19, 2011.

TAKE ACTION TODAY TO REAUTHORIZE VAWA! ~ EMAIL YOUR SENATORS AND REPRESENATIVES; PARTICIPATE IN THE FIRST #REAUTHORIZEVAWA TWITTER CARNIVAL; AND SIGN ON TO THE VAWA SUPPORT LETTER, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: December 12, 2011. Toolkit and Letter of support.

TEN THINGS WE WOULD LOSE IF CONGRESS DOESN'T COME UP WITH A REAL VAWA..., National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: May 31, 2012.

TELL THE LEADERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO PASS THE SENATE VAWA!, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: February 21, 2013. Read the letter to House leaders.

URGE YOUR SENATORS TO VOTE FOR S. 47, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: February 11, 2013. Look up your Senator.

URGENT ~ ACTION NEEDED WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY FOR VAWA, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: February 27, 2013. Find your Representative.

URGENT ACTION NEEDED ON VAWA TRIBAL PROVISIONS, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: December 11, 2012.

U.S. SENATE ROLL CALL VOTES 113TH CONGRESS ~ VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN REAUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2013, Washington, DC: February 12, 2013.

VAWA HAS TO WAIT 'TIL NEXT YEAR ~ GET READY FOR 2013, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: December 31, 2012.

VAWA IS HERE! ~ ASK SENATORS FOR THEIR SUPPORT, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: November 28, 2011. Read Ruthorization of VAWA: Building On Our Successes.

VAWA MEANS LITTLE WITHOUT FUNDS! APPROPRIATIONS ALERT ~ SENATE, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: April 22, 2013. Look up your Senator and see the "Dear Colleague" letter.

VAWA REAUTHORIZATION 2011 CONVENERS.

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, Washington, DC: 2012.

THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT: A TOOLKIT FOR EDUCATING POLICY MAKERS ABOUT REAUTHORIZATION, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: November 28, 2011.

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT SENATE BRIEFING (video), National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: January 26, 2012. See the Briefing Program.

THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN REAUTHORIZATION ACT, S. 1925, HAS PASSED THE SENATE BY A 68 TO 31 VOTE!, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: April 26, 2012. Check the vote count and call your Senators that voted yes.

WE HAVE MADE SO MUCH PROGRESS ON VAWA! LET'S CAPITALIZE ON THAT AND GET VAWA PASSED BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR!, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: October 16, 2012.

WE'RE HALF WAY THERE ~ NOW IT'S TIME FOR THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO PASS VAWA! CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE WHILE THEY ARE IN DISTRICT NEXT WEEK!, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: February 15, 2013.

 

 

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION ~ 2012 & 2013  

 

FACTSHEET: THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, The White House, Washington, DC: 2012.

THE GRASSLEY-HUTCHISON SUBSTITUTE HARMS VICTIMS, INCREASES COSTS, CREATES INEFFICIENCY, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: April 24, 2012.

HOUSING RIGHTS FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE,National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: February 17, 2012.

IMPORTANT PROTECTIONS FOR IMMIGRANT VICTIMS IN THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN REAUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2013 ~ S. 47, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: January 2013.

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL ON VIOLENCE AGAINST NATIVE WOMEN, Office on Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: July 21, 2011.

KEY AMENDMENTS TO STRENGTHEN AND ENFORCE THE INTERNATIONAL MARRIAGE BROKER REGULATION ACT (IMBRA), Tahirih Justice Center, Falls Church, VA: January 2013.

MYTHS V. FACTS ~ THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT REAUTHORIZATION: THE TRUTH ABOUT TITLE IX, SAFETY FOR INDIAN WOMEN, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: 2012.

THE OFFICE ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN MUST REMAIN INDEPENDENT, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: February 17, 2012.

REACHING UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS THROUGH VAWA, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: February 1, 2012.

S.1925 VAWA REAUTHORIZATION BRINGS FEDERAL ASSAULT STATUTES INTO THE 21st CENTURY, 2012.

S.1925: IMPORTANT CLARIFICATIONS REGARDING TITLE IX, SAFETY FOR INDIAN WOMEN, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: February 17, 2012.

S. 1925, THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT REAUTHORIZATION ~ CONGRESSIONAL AUTHORITY TO PROTECT NATIVE WOMEN, National Congress of American Indians, Washington, DC: March 12, 2012.

THE SAFEGUARDS IN THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT (VAWA), National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: 2011.

SEC. 904 OF S. 1925, THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT REAUTHORIZATION ~ FULL DUE-PROCESS PROTECTION FOR DEFENDANTS IN TRIBAL COURTS, National Congress of American Indians, Washington, DC: 2012.

SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH DOCUMENTS THE NEED FOR VAWA SELF-PETITIONS AND U-VISAS, the National Immigrant Women's Advocacy Project, American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, DC: December 6, 2012.

TRIBAL PROVISIONS OF THE LEAHY-CRAPO VAWA REAUTHORIZATION BILL, 2012.

VAWA RAISES NO FEDERALISM CONCERNS, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: February 17, 2012.

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT (VAWA) & LGBTQ VICTIMS, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: February 27, 2012.

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT (VAWA) ACCOUNTABILITY PROVISIONS, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: February 17, 2012.

THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT REAUTHORIZATION ~ STOPPING THE EPIDEMIC OF VIOLENCE AGAINST NATIVE WOMEN, National Congress of American Indians, Washington, DC: February 23, 2012.

THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN REAUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2011 S. 1925 CONTAINS MANY IMPORTANT PROTECTIONS FOR IMMIGRANT VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, TRAFFICKING, STALKING AND DATING VIOLENCE, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: January 24, 2012.

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE 2011 REAUTHORIZATION ~ EXECUTIVE SUMMARY, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC.

WHY THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT MATTERS, April 26, 2012.

WOMEN OF COLOR NETWORK VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT (VAWA) SUMMARY, Women of Color Network, Harrisburg, PA: January 31, 2013.

 

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LEGISLATION ~ 2005

 
   

STOP FORMULA GRANT PROGRAM AND VAWA 2005, Jennifer Kaplan, Office on Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: November 27, 2007.

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT OF 2005 – HR 3402 (as sent to the President), U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC.

 

 

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2005 (final), Office on Violence Against Women, Washington, DC.

THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE REAUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2005 – HR 3402 (section-by-section), National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Legal Momentum, Washington, DC: January 2006.


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BACKGROUND INFORMATION ~ 2005  
   
COMPARISON OF VAWA 1994, VAWA 2000 AND VAWA 2005 REAUTHORIZATION BILL, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: January 16, 2006.

 
Enhanced Services for Military Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence: Violence Against Women Act 2005, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: February 2005.

 

Frequently Asked Questions About VAWA and Gender, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: 2006.

FY 2007 APPROPRIATIONS FACT SHEET – VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT AND VICTIMS OF CRIME ACT FUND, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: 2006.

 
Responding to Communities of Color: Violence Against Women Act 2005, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: March 2005.

 
Sexual Assault Services Act: Violence Against Women Act 2005, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: February 2005.

 
Title I – Crimes and Courts: Violence Against Women Act 2005, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: February 2005.

 
Title II – Services and Outreach: Violence Against Women Act 2005, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: February 2005.

 
Title III – Children and Youth: Violence Against Women Act 2005, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: February 2005.

 
Title IV – Prevention: Violence Against Women Act 2005, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: February 2005.

 
Title IX – Tribal Programs: Violence Against Women Act 2005, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: February 2005.

 
Title V – Health Care Response: Violence Against Women Act 2005, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: February 2005.

 
Title VI – Housing: Violence Against Women Act 2005, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: March 2005.

 
Title VII – Economic Security: Violence Against Women Act 2005, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: February 2005.

 
Title VIII – Immigrant Issues: Violence Against Women Act 2005, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: July 2005.

 
An Update on the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) & Confidentiality – Congress Agrees that Domestic Violence Programs Should Continue to Put Confidentiality First, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: December 2005.

 

VAWA 2005 Immigration Provisions – Final as Passed by House and Senate, JoAnne Lin and Leslye Orloff, Legal Momentum, Washington, DC: December 15, 2005.


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CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY  
   
Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act Testimony, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate, Washington, DC: July 19, 2005.

 
Testimony to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on The Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, Robert D. Evans, American Bar Association, Washington, DC: July 19, 2005.

 
Testimony to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, Juley Fulcher and Victoria Sadler, Break the Cycle, Washington, DC: July 19, 2005.

 
Testimony to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, Joyce M. Roché, Girls Incorporated, Washington, DC: July 19, 2005.

 

TESTIMONY TO THE U.S. SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE ON THE REAUTHORIZATION OF THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, Diane M. Stuart, Office on Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: July 19, 2005.


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ADVOCACY RESOURCES AND TOOLKITS  
   
10 Reasons The Violence Against Women Act Should be Fully Funded – Side 1 and Side 2, Mother Jones, San Francisco, CA: July 2005.

 
700women.ORG Campaign for the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, Amnesty International, USA: 2005.

 

Be Heard…Speak Out Against Domestic Violence and Sign the Petition, Avon Foundation for Women, New York, NY: 2005.

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD: SPEAK OUT FOR VAWA WITH TRADITIONAL AND SOCIAL MEDIA, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: May 31, 2012.

 
POLICY ALERT: Contact Congress in August about VAWA 2005, The National Center for Victims of Crime, Washington, DC: August 9, 2005.

 
PURPLE RIBBON CAMPAIGN: SUPPORT VAWA 2005, Break the Cycle, Washington, DC.

 

SPEAK OUT & ACT NOW! TOOLS FOR THE FAITH COMMUNITY TO ADVOCATE FOR THE REAUTHORIZATION OF THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, Jewish Women International, Washington, DC: 2012.

Support of VAWA: An Act of Hope (sticker), Lifetime TV, New York, NY: 2005.

 

VAWA Reauthorization Talking Points, National Network to End Domestic Violence and National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: March 2005.

VAWA TOOLKIT ~ WHAT TO DO WHILE YOUR CONGRESS PEOPLE ARE HOME FOR THE AUGUST RECESS, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: August 2012.

 

VICTORY OVER VIOLENCE ACTION KIT, Democracy For America, Burlington, VT: 2012.

THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT: A TOOLKIT FOR EDUCATING POLICY MAKERS ABOUT REAUTHORIZATION, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: November 28, 2011.

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NEWS ACCOUNTS 2012-2014

 
   

3 REASONS THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT HAS BEEN BIPARTISAN FOR 18 YEARS, AND WHY CONGRESS SHOULD FAST TRACK IT, Erick Stegman, Center for American Progress, January 23, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Center for American Progress.

10,000 MEN SUPPORTING VAWA, posted by Ben Atherton-Zemen, Ms. Magazine blog, Arlington, VA: March 20, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Ms. Magazine.

ABA URGES THIRD REAUTHORIZATION OF THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, Rhonda McMillion, ABA Journal, Chicago, IL: January 1, 2012. Copyright © 2012 American Bar Association.

ACTIONS IN CONGRESS RESONATE IN THE RACE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE, Michael D. Shear, The New York Times, New York, NY: May 13, 2012. Copyright © 2012 The New York Times Company.

ADDRESSING VIOLENCE AGAINST ALL WOMEN, Meghan Rhoad, Congress Blog, The Hill, Washington, DC: April 20, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Capitol Hill Publishing Corp.

ADDRESSING VIOLENCE AGAINST NATIVE WOMEN IN THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT REAUTHORIZATION, posted by Jodi Gilette and Lynn Rosenthal, The Blog, The White House, Washington, DC: May 14, 2012.

ADVOCATES SAY RAPE IS RAPE, PASS VAWA, posted by Ashley Maier, California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Sacramento, CA: August 23, 2012.

 

BACKERS HOPE TO REVIVE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, CNN, Washington, DC: January 4, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Cable News Network, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

BACKWARD ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, The New York Times, New York, NY: May 13, 2012. Copyright © 2012 The New York Times Company.

BEATING THE ODDS IN A PLACE WHERE ONE IN THREE WOMEN CAN EXPECT TO BE RAPED, Ginny Underwood, TakePart, December 6, 2012. Copyright © 2008-2012 TakePart, LLC.

 

BIDEN LAMENTS INACTION ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, Donovan Slack, POLITICO, Arlington, VA: September 13, 2012. Copyright © 2012 POLITICO LLC.

BILL WOULD ENDANGER IMMIGRANT VICTIMS, The Miami Herald, Miami, FL: May 16, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Miami Herald Media Company.

BREAKING: SENATE PASSES VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, WITH NO HELP FROM 22 REPUBLICAN MALE SENATORS, Annie-Rose Strasser and Adam Peck, Think Progress, February 12, 2013. Copyright © 2005-2013 Center for American Progress Action Fund.

BROOKLYN DA CHARLES HYNES: CONGRESS AND OBAMA SHOULD ACT TO RENEW VIOLENCE AGAINST AGAINST WOMEN ACT, Charles J. Hynes, New York Daily News, New York, NY: February 15, 2012. Copyright © 2012 NYDailyNews.com.

BROWN URGES CONGRESS TO COME TOGETHER AND REAUTHORIZE THE Violence Against Women Act, Senator Scott Brown, U.S. Senate, Washington, DC: March 19, 2012.

CELEBRATING REAUTHORIZATION OF THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, Bea Hanson, OVW Director's Blog, the Office on Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: March 7, 2013.

 

COALITION TO HOST MAJOR VAWA RALLY IN DC DURING NATIONAL 10 DAYS OF ACTION CAMPAIGN, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: June 25, 2012.

COMPREHENSIVE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT (VAWA) RECEIVES BIPARTISAN APPROVAL IN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, Casa de Esperanza, Washington, DC: February 28, 2013.

CONGRESS DECIDES VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT NOT WORTH RENEWING, Allan MacDonell, TakePart, January 3, 2013. Copyright © 2008-2013 TakePart, LLC.

 

CONGRESS MUST REAUTHORIZE VAWA NOW, Mariska Hargitay and Terri Poore, Congress Blog, The Hill, Washington, DC: March 15, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Capitol Hill Publishing Corp.

CONGRESS PASSES BIPARTISAN PROTECTION FOR NATIVE WOMEN ~ VAWA REAUTHORIZATION HEADS TO PRESIDENT FOR SIGNATURE, Indian Law Resource Center, National Congress of American Indians, National Indigenous Women's Resource Center and Clan Star, Helena, MT: February 28, 2013.

CONGRESS REAUTHORIZES VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, Women’s Policy, Inc., Washington, DC: February 28, 2013.

CONGRESSMAN GARAMENDI APPLAUDS PASSAGE OF STRONG & INCLUSIVE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, Congressman John Garamendi, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC: February 28, 2013.

 

DEBATE OVER VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT CENTERS ON THE VULNERABLE, Moni Basu, In America Blog, CNN, January 4, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Cable News Network, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

DEBORAH PARKER ISSUES CLARION CALL: ALL AMERICANS MUST NOW STAND UNITED IN PROTECTION OF NATIVE AMERICAN WOMEN & CHILDREN, Pechanga.net, December 19, 2012.

 

DELAY ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, The New York Times, New York, NY: July 24, 2012. Copyright © 2012 The New York Times Company.

 

Domestic Violence BILL NOW POLITICAL BATTLEGROUND, Susan Ferrechio, The Washington Examiner, Washington, DC: May 13, 2012. Copyright © 2012 The Washington Examiner.

 

Domestic Violence VICTIMS DESERVE ACTION NOW, Senator Patrick Leahy, U.S. Senate, Washington, DC: August 1, 2012.

DON'T GIVE UP ON REAUTHORIZING VAWA, Anne Hedgepeth, AAUW DIscussion information Advocacy Log, AAUW, January 9, 2013.

DON'T GUT VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, Leslye Orloff, CNN, Washington, DC: December 6, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Cable News Network.

DON'T LET INACCURACIES DERAIL VAWA PASSAGE, Patricia Martin and Lori Weinstein, Roll Call, Washington, DC: April 25, 2012. Copyright © 2012 CQ Roll Call.

ENSURING THAT LGBT VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CAN ACCESS CRITICALLY NEEDED SERVICES AND PROTECTIONS, posted by Lynn Rosenthal, The Blog, The White House, Washington, DC: May 15, 2012.

 

FOR NATIVE AMERICAN WOMEN, SCOURGE OF RAPE, RARE JUSTICE, Timothy Williams, The New York Times, New York, NY: May 22, 2012. Copyright © 2012 The New York Times Company.

 

THE G.O.P. AND VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, The New York Times, New York, NY: November 24, 2012. Copyright © 2012 The New York Times Company.

GOP ETCH A SKETCH CAN'T ERASE WAR ON WOMEN, Rep. John Conyers and Rep. Zoe Lofgren, POLITICO, Arlington, VA: May 6, 2012. Copyright © 2012 POLITICO LLC.

GRIDLOCK MUST END FOR VAWA, Terri Poore, Congress Blog, The Hill, Washington, DC: July 12, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Capitol Hill Publishing Corp.

HOUSE, SENATE CAN'T AGREE ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, Russell Berman, The Hill, Washington, DC: June 23, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Capitol Hill Publishing Corp.

HOUSE GOP FAILED WOMEN ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, Patty Murray, CNN, Washington, DC: January 5, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Cable News Network.

HOUSE GOP FOLLOWS VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ROLLBACK WITH 'BULLYING' D.C. WOMEN, The Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC, Washington, DC: May 16, 2012.

HOUSE GOP SHOOT DOWN EFFORT TO INSERT LGBT PROTECTIONS IN VAWA, Lisa Keen, Keen News Services, May 10, 2012. Copyright © 2009-2012 Keen News Services.

HOUSE GOP SILENT AS SENATE PLANS VOTE ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, Sahil Kapur, TPM, January 29, 2013. Copyright © 2013 TPM Media LLC.

HOUSE LIKELY TO PASS SENATE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT THIS WEEK, Jake Sherman, POLITICO, Washington, DC: February 26, 2013. Copyright © 2013 POLITICO LLC.

 

House Passes VAWA WITH WEAKENED TRIBAL PROVISIONS; NCAI VOICES SERIOUS CONCERNS REGARDING HR 4970, National Congress of American Indians, Washington, DC: May 16, 2012.

 

IN 2012, THE HOUSE GOP BLOCKED THE Violence Against Women Act. WILL THEY DO IT AGAIN?, Adam Serwer, Mother Jones, San Francisco, CA: January 23, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Mother Jones and the Foundation for National Progress.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2013: SMILING AMERICAN INDIAN WOMEN WARM THE HEART, Levi Rickert, Native Condition, Native News Network, March 8, 2013. Copyright © 2011-2013 Native News Network.

INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE REPORT PROVES VAWA WORKS, Kim Gandy, The Blog, The Huffington Post, December 4, 2012. Copyright © 2012 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

AN ISSUE BEYOND DEBATE: CONGRESS SHOULD ACT NOW TO PROTECT WOMEN, Joe Biden, The White House, Office of the Vice President, Washington, DC: July 31, 2012.

IT'S TIME FOR CONGRESS TO STOP POLITICIZING VAWA AND END A HUMAN RIGHTS CRISIS, Lisa Balk King, The Blog, The Huffington Post, December 18, 2012. Copyright © 2012 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

IT'S TIME FOR REPUBLICANS TO STAND TOUGH ON CRIME BY PASSING THE Violence AGAINST WOMEN ACT, Log Cabin Republicans, Washington, DC: April 24, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Log Cabin Republicans.

 

JUST PLAIN WRONG: HOUSE REPUBLICAN BILL UNDERMINES THE Violence AGAINST WOMEN ACT, Valerie Jarrett, The Blog, The Huffington Post, Washington, DC: May 16, 2012. Copyright © 2012 TheHuffingtonPost.com.

KEEPING THE U.S. UNSAFE FOR NATIVE AMERICAN WOMEN, Oliver Lee, TakePart, May 24, 2012. Copyright © 2008-2012 TakePart, LLC.

LAWMAKERS, DO YOUR JOB ~ YOU'RE LUCKY TO HAVE ONE (editorial), The Hill, Washington, DC: July 23, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Capitol Hill Publishing Corp.

LEADING NATIONAL ADVOCATES DECRY HOUSE PASSAGE OF HR 4970: BILL THREATENS SAFETY AND JUSTICE FOR IMMIGRANT SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC AND Sexual Violence, Immigration Committee, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: May 2012.

 

LEAHY, CRAPO PROPOSE BILL TO REAUTHORIZE LANDMARK VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy and Mike Crapo, Washington, DC: November 30, 2011. SB 1925 and section-by-section analysis.

LEAHY CALLS ON HOUSE TO PASS SENATE VAWA BILL BEFORE ADJOURNING FOR THE YEAR, Senator Patrick Leahy, U.S. Senate, Washington, DC: December 20, 2012.

THE LEAHY VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT PASSES SENATE, Senator Patrick Leahy, The Leahy Letter ~ VAWA Special Edition, U.S. Senate, Washington, DC: February 13, 2013.

LET'S APPLY THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT TO NATIVE AMERICAN WOMEN, Terri Henry, TakePart, December 7, 2012. Copyright © 2008-2012 TakePart, LLC.

MANDATORY MINIMUMS IN VAWA REAUTHORIZATION ARE COUNTERPRODUCTIVE, Elizabeth L. Grayer, Roll Call, Washington, DC: May 15, 2012. Copyright © 2012 CQ Roll Call.

MAPS: DID YOUR CONGRESSMEMBER VOTE AGAINST THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT?, Erika Eichelberger and Dana Liebelson, Mother Jones, San Francisco, CA: March 1, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Mother Jones and the Foundation for National Progress.

MEET THE NEW CONGRESS, SAME AS THE OLD ONE?, Sean J. Miller, TakePart, January 9, 2013. Copyright © 2008-2013 TakePart, LLC.

MEMBERS OF NEW GOP WOMEN'S CAUCUS VOTED AGAINST EQUALITY FOR WOMEN, Josh Israel, Think Progress, May 22, 2012. Copyright © 2005-2012 Center for American Progress Action Fund.

MINNESOTA AGENCIES RELY ON ANTI-VIOLENCE ACT THAT'S IN LIMBO, Gail Rosenblum, StarTribune, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MIN: updated September 10, 2012. Copyright © 2012 StarTribune.

MITT ROMNEY BULLYING STORY CREATES MESSAGE HEADACHE FOR HOUSE VOTE, Laura Bassett and Sam Stein, The Blog, The Huffington Post, Washington, DC: May 14, 2012. Copyright © 2012 TheHuffingtonPost.com.

NAESV COMMENDS U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ON PASSAGE OF VAWA, National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, Washington, DC: February 28, 2013.

NATION'S MAYORS URGE THE HOUSE TO SUPPORT THE PROTECTIONS FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCLUDED IN S. 1925, The United States Conference of Mayors, Washington, DC: May 15, 2012.

NATIONAL EXPERTS AND LEADING ADVOCATES CELEBRATE BI-PARTISAN SENATE PASSAGE OF STRONG AND INCLUSIVE VAWA REAUTHORIZATION BILL, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: February 13, 2013.

NATIONAL NETWORK TO END DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WELCOMES BILL TO REAUTHORIZE LIFE-SAVING LEGISLATION, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: November 30, 2011.

NEW VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT INCLUDES HISTORIC PROTECTIONS FOR NATIVE AMERICAN AND LGBT SURVIVORS (video), Democracy NOW!, New York, NY: March 8, 2013.

 

NNEDV APPLAUDS PRIORITY INTRODUCTION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: January 22, 2013.

NNEDV APPLAUDS SENATE PASSAGE OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT ~ CALLS FOR SWIFT HOUSE PASSAGE, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: February 12, 2013.

NNEDV CONDEMNS HOUSE VOTE ON HARMFUL BILL (HR 4970), National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: May 16, 2012.

NNEDV LAMENTS FAILURE TO PASS VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT ~ URGES LAWMAKERS TO PRIORITIZE VAWA EARLY IN 113TH CONGRESS, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: January 3, 2013.

NNEDV PRAISES HOUSE PASSAGE OF VAWA, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: February 28, 2013.

NNEDV TELLS SENATORS "A VOTE FOR VAWA IS A VOTE FOR VICTIM SAFETY", National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: February 4, 2013.

NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO LIVE IN FEAR OF VIOLENCE, Valerie Jarrett, Politics Blog, The Huffington Post, March 7, 2013. Copyright © 2013 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

OBAMA SIGNS A STRENGTHENED VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, Nia-Malika Henderson, The Washington Post, Washington, DC: March 7, 2013. Copyright © 1996-2013 The Washington Post.

OBAMA SIGNS VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, Josh Lederman, The Huffington Post, March 7, 2013. Copyright © 2013 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

 

ONE YEAR AFTER VAWA'S EXPIRATION AND COUNTING: HOUSE LEADERS STILL 'SPLITTING HAIRS' OVER RAPE VICTIMS, Erik Stegman, Justice Blog, Think Progress, October 1, 2012. Copyright © 2005-2012 Center for American Progress Action Fund.

 

PARTISANSHIP AND THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, Los Angeles Times, May 15, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Los Angeles Times.

PASSING VAWA NEEDS TO BE A TOP PRIORITY FOR LAWMAKERS THIS SEPTEMBER (video), Indian Law Resource Center, Helena, MT and Washington, DC: September 5, 2012.

PATTY MURRAY, CHUCK GRASSLEY SPAR OVER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BILL, Meredith Shiner, Roll Call, Washington, DC: August 1, 2012. Copyright © 2012 CQ Roll Call.

PELOSI, CONYERS AND MOORE REINTRODUCE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT: VOW TO WORK FOR SWIFT REAUTHORIZATION OF VITAL LEGISLATION, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, DC: January 23, 2013.

PRESIDENT OBAMA SIGNS THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT (video and transcript), Liberals Unite, March 9, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Liberals Unite.

PRESIDENT OBAMA SIGNS VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT REAUTHORIZATION, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: March 6, 2013.

PRESIDENT OBAMA TO SIGN VAWA TODAY, Feminist News, Feminist Majority Foundation, Arlington, VA: March 7, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Feminist Majority Foundation.

 

PRO-VAWA NATIONAL TASK FORCE HOSTS CAPITOL HILL RALLY, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: June 26, 2012. Photos and reflections from the rally.

PROGRESS MARKED ON ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF 2013 VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: March 7, 2014.

PUT VICTIMS BEFORE POLITICS, U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy and Mike Crapo, The Hill, Washington, DC: June 19, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Capitol Hill Publishing Corp.

PUTTING AN END TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AMONG ASIANS & PACIFIC ISLANDERS ~ THE ASIAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER INSTITUTE ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, Laws.com, April 9, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Laws.com.

RALLY TO PROTECT WOMEN AGAINST VIOLENCE ATTRACTS HUNDREDS, REPRESENTATIVES AND ADVOCATES, Jaimie Woo, Unfinished Business Blog, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, Washington, DC: June 29, 2012.

 

REAUTHORIZING THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, posted by Lynn Rosenthal, The White House Blog, The White House, Council on Women and Girls, Washington, DC: November 30, 2011.

REID STATEMENT ON SENATE REAUTHORIZATION OF THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, Democratic Policy & Communications Center, Washington, DC: April 26, 2012.

RENEW THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, The New York Times, New York, NY: February 15, 2013. Copyright © 2013 The New York Times Company.

REP. GWEN MOORE DISCUSSES THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, Advocate, April 25, 2012.

REPUBLICANS KILLED THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT ~ WHY DID THE MEDIA GO SILENT?, Christopher Zara, International Business Times, January 4, 2013. Copyright © 2013 The International Business Times Inc.

REPUBLICANS RETREAT ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, The New York Times, New York, NY: February 9, 2012. Copyright © 2012 The New York Times Company.

SAFER CELEBRATES VAWA REAUTHORIZATION AND CAMPUS SaVE PASSAGE, Students Active For Ending Rape, New York, NY: April 11, 2013.

SCALED-BACK DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEGISLATION GETS TOP BILLING, Leigh Ann Caldwell, CBS News, January 23, 2013. Copyright © 2013 CBS Interactive, Inc.

SEN. LEAHY: TIME IS RUNNING OUT ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, Eric W. Dolan, The Raw Story, Cambridge, MA: July 11, 2012. Copyright © 2004 - 2012 Raw Story Media, Inc.

 

SENATE DEFEATS EFFORT TO DROP LGBT PROTECTIONS FROM DOMESTIC ABUSE BILL, Lisa Keen, Keen News Services, April 26, 2012. Copyright © 2009-2012 Keen News Services.

SENATE DEMOCRATS, WOMEN LEADERS CALL ON HOUSE TO PASS SENATE VAWA BILL, Senate Democrats, Washington, DC: May 16, 2012.

SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE PASSES VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, posted by Lynn Rosenthal, The White House Blog, The White House, Council on Women and Girls, Washington, DC: February 14, 2012.

SENATE PASSES BILL TO REAUTHORIZE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, Women’s Policy, Inc., Washington, DC: February 12, 2013.

SENATE TRIES AGAIN TO MOVE ANTI-VIOLENCE BILL, Jim Abrams, Associated Press, The Register-Guard, Washington, DC: February 4, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Associated Press and The Register-Guard.

SENATOR COONS CALLS FOR REAUTHORIZATION OF THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT (scroll down), Senator Chris Coons, U.S. Senate, Washington, DC: February 2, 2012.

SENATOR LEAHY WElCOMES 'CONSTRUCTIVE' NEW HOUSE GOP PROPOSAL ON TRIBAL VIOLENCE AS HE PUSHES FOR FINAL ACTION ON VAWA, Senator Patrick Leahy, U.S. Senate, Washington, DC: December 6, 2012.

SEQUESTRATION CUTS THREATEN TO UNDERMINE VAWA PROGRAMS, Lori Weinstein, Congress Blog, The Hill, Washington, DC: March 26, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Capitol Hill Publishing Corp.

 

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, Representative John Conyers, U.S. House of Representatives, Congress Blog, The Hill, Washington, DC: May 21, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Capitol Hill Publishing Corp.

SHARING STORIES OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ~ SEN. PATTY MURRAY HOSTED A PANEL DISCUSSION GATHERING INFORMATION TO STRENGTHEN THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, Rikki King, The Daily Herald, Everett, WA: August 7, 2012. Copyright © 2012 The Daily Herald Co.

 

STALLED VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT COULD BE NEGOTIATED DURING LAME-DUCK, Traci G. Lee, MSNBC, Washington, DC: December 6, 2012. Copyright © 2012 NBC Universal.

STATEMENT BY ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER ON THE HOUSE PASSAGE OF THE REAUTHORIZATION OF THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC: February 28, 2013.

STATEMENT BY ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER ON THE SENATE PASSAGE OF THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC: February 12, 2013.

STATEMENT BY VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN ON THE HOUSE PASSAGE OF THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, The White House, Washington, DC: February 28, 2013.

STATEMENT BY VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN ON THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, The White House, Washington, DC: February 12, 2013.

STATEMENT FROM THE NATIONAL COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ON PASSAGE OF S. 47, THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN REAUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2013, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: February 28, 2013.

STATEMENT FROM THE PRESIDENT ON THE HOUSE PASSAGE OF THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, The White House, Washington, DC: February 28, 2013.

STATEMENT FROM THE PRESIDENT ON THE SENATE PASSAGE OF THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, The White House, Washington, DC: February 12, 2013.

STATEMENT OF SENATOR PATRICK LEAHY ON THE ONE- YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF SENATE PASSAGE OF THE VIolence AGAINST WOMEN REAUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2013, Senator Patrick Leahy, Washington, DC: February 12, 2014.

STATEMENT OF SENATOR PATRICK LEAHY ON THE ONE- YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE ENACTMENT OF THE LEAHY-CRAPO VIolence AGAINST WOMEN ACT, Senator Patrick Leahy, Washington, DC: March 7, 2014.

STATEMENT OF SENATOR PATRICK LEAHY ON THE Violence AGAINST WOMEN REAUTHORIZATION ACT, Senator Patrick Leahy, Washington, DC: November 14, 2012.

STRONGER PROTECTIONS FOR WOMEN (photo ~ scroll to the bottom of the page), Dennis Brack, European Pressphoto Agency, The Washington Post, Washington, DC: March 8, 2013. Copyright © 1996-2013 The Washington Post.

 

TAASA AND TCFV SALUTE SENATOR KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON FOR HER CONTINUED SUPPORT OF VAWA, Texas Council on Family Violence and Texas Association Against Sexual Assault, Austin, TX: April 27, 2012.

TCFV AND TAASA SALUTE TEXAS REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS FOR SUPPORTING THE REAUTHORIZATION OF THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, Texas Council on Family Violence and Texas Association Against Sexual Assault, Austin, TX: February 22, 2012.

TCFV AND TAASA STRONGLY ENCOURAGE TEXAS SENATORS JOHN CORNYN AND KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON TO STAY AT THE TABLE TO NEGOTIATE A BIPARTISAN REAUTHORIZATION OF THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT. FAILURE CANNOT BE AN OPTION., Texas Council on Family Violence and Texas Association Against Sexual Assault, Austin, TX: March 19, 2012.

TODAY THE LEAHY-CRAPO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT CLEARED ITS FINAL HURDLE AND HEADS TO THE PRESIDENT'S DESK, Senator Patrick Leahy, The Leahy Letter ~ News Update, U.S. Senate, Washington, DC: February 28, 2013.

THE TOP 10 WAYS THE HOUSE VERSION OF THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT NEGLECTS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS, Ann Garcia, Crosby Burns and Lindsay Rosenthal, Center for American Progress, Washington, DC: May 18, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Center for American Progress.

THE TRUTH-O-METER SAYS: "ONE IN FOUR WOMEN AND ONE IN SEVEN MEN HAVE BEEN VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN THEIR LIFETIME.", Suzanne Bonamici, The Oregonian, PolitiFact Oregon, May 16, 2012. Copyright © 2012 PolitiFact.com.

Two-SPIRIT LEADERS CALL ON WASHINGTON TO INCLUDE NATIVE WOMEN IN REAUTHORIZATION OF VAWA, Indian Country Today Media Network, December 18, 2012.

 

U.S. VIOLENCE DATA BOLSTERS CASE FOR PASSING VAWA, Claire McCormack, Women's eNews, December 4, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Women's eNews.

THE VAWA EXPIRED A YEAR AGO AND REPUBLICANS ARE STILL BLOCKING REAUTHORIZATION, Zerlina, Feministing, October 2, 2012.

VAWA PASSES SENATE, TURNING ATTENTION TO HOUSE, Hajer Naili, Women's eNews, February 12, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Women's eNews.

VAWA REAUTHORIZATION, Clery Center for Security on Campus, Wayne, PA: March 7, 2013.

VAWA REAUTHORIZATION WILL GET SENATE VOTE NEXT WEEK, Jennifer Bendery, Politics Blog, The Huffington Post, Washington, DC: January 28, 2013. Copyright © 2013 TheHuffingtonPost.com.

VAWA VOTE PROMPTS FALSE INFORMATION FROM CONSERVATIVE GROUPS, Jennifer Bendery, Politics Blog, The Huffington Post, Washington, DC: February 11, 2013. Copyright © 2013 TheHuffingtonPost.com.

VAWA WOULD KEEP WELLSTONE LEGACY ALIVE, Senator Al Franken, Winona Daily News, Winona, MN: May 2, 2012. Copyright © 2012 WinonaDailyNews.com.

VAWA, A HISTORIC NATIVE VICTORY, Gyasi Ross, Indian Country Today Media Network, New York, NY: April 8, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Indian Country Today Media Network, LLC.

VICTIMS HAVE WAITED TOO LONG, HOUSE REPUBLICANS MUST PASS SENATE VAWA BILL NOW, Senator Patrick Leahy, U.S. Senate, Washington, DC: November 29, 2012.

 

VIOLENCE AGAINST WoMEN ~ UNFINISHED BUSINESS, Mary Ann Swissler, Women's Media Center, New York, NY: January 4, 2013. Copyright © 2013 The Women's Media Center.

 

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, Institute for Public Accuracy, Washington, DC: February 28, 2013.

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT A VICTIM OF CONGRESS' STAGNATION (audio recording and transcript), All Things Considered, NPR, January 6, 2013. Copyright © 2013 National Public Radio.

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT BECOMES TRANS-INCLUSIVE, FORGE, Milwaukee, WI: February 28, 2013.

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT BLOCKED: ACTIVISTS PROTEST CONGRESSIONAL HOLD UPS, Emily Pedowitz, Policymic, New York, NY: November 15, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Mic Network Inc.

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT CANNOT BE A VICTIM TO POLITICS ~ A VOTE FOR AMENDMENTS AND SUBSTITUTES THAT UNDERMINE S. 1925 IS A VOTE AGAINST VAWA, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: April 25, 2012.

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT DIVIDES SENATE, Jonathan Weisman, The New York Times on msnbc.com, Washington, DC: March 15, 2012. Copyright © 2012 msnbc.com.

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT EXPIRES, REPUBLICANS REFUSE TO REAUTHORIZE, Lucy Lloyd, ChicagoNow, January 9, 2013. Copyright © 2013 CTMG.

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT FUNDING REQUEST REJECTED BY GOP, Laura Bassett, The Huffington Post, Washington, DC: May 10, 2012. Copyright © 2012 TheHuffingtonPost.com.

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT HELPS RESTORE LIVES, Mariska Hargitay, Joyful Heart Foundation, New York, NY: April 26, 2012.

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT IN LIMBO, Kate Bolduan, CNN, Washington, DC: May 18, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Cable News Network.

 

THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT IS DOWN, BUT NOT OUT, Steve Benen, The Maddow Blog, January 4, 2013. Copyright © 2013 NBCNews.com.

THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT IS ON LIFE SUPPORT, Suzy Khimm, Wonkblog, The Washington Post, Washington, DC: January 25, 2013. Copyright © 1996-2013 The Washington Post.

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT IS WORKING, Deborah D. Tucker, U.S. News & World Report, March 19, 2012. Copyright © 2012 U.S. News & World Report LP.

THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT NEEDED NOW MORE THAN EVER, Terri Poore, Congress Blog, The Hill, Washington, DC: January 4, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Capitol Hill Publishing Corp.

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT PASSES SENATE, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington, DC: February 12, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Hearst Communications.

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT PASSES SENATE WITH INCREASED BIPARTISAN SUPPORT FOR TRIBAL PROVISIONS, National Congress of American Indians, Washington, DC: February 12, 2013.

 

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT REAUTHORIZATION: CONGRESS MUST DISPLAY BIPARTISANSHIP, Julia Alanen, Policymic, New York, NY: November 16, 2012. Copyright © 2012 Mic Network Inc.

 

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT UNLIKELY TO PASS WITH THE 113TH CONGRESS, The War Room with Jennifer Granholm, Current TV, January 3, 2013. Copyright © 2013 Current TV.

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT: ERIC CANTOR, JOE BIDEN IN TALKS AMID STALLED TRIBAL PROVISION, Jennifer Bendery, The Huffington Post, Washington, DC: December 6, 2012. Copyright © 2012 TheHuffingtonPost.com.

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT: HOUSE REPUBLICAN WOMEN EMERGE AS KEY TO POSSIBLE ACTION, Jennifer Bendery, The Huffington Post, December 18, 2012. Copyright © 2012 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT: OUT OF THE FIRE, INTO THE SEQUESTER, Suzy Khimm, WONKBLOG, The Washington Post, March 1, 2013. Copyright © 1996-2013 The Washington Post.

WEAKENING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT BETRAYS IMMIGRANT VICTIMS, Mark Shurtleff and Doug Gansler, POLITICO, Arlington, VA: September 11, 2012. Copyright © 2012 POLITICO LLC.

WHAT DRASTIC CUTS WOULD MEAN FOR DOMESTIC-VIOLENCE GROUPS, Rachel Heitler, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Washington, DC: September 25, 2012. Copyright © 2012 The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

WHY WE NEED THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, YWCA, Washington, DC: July 2012.

WILL GOP OPPOSITION TO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT RENEWAL SOFTEN AFTER ELECTION?, Amanda Terkel and Ryan Grim, The Huffington Post, Washington, DC: November 14, 2012. Copyright © 2012 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

WOMEN ARE WAITING..., Representative Gwen Moore, The Blog, The Huffington Post, Washington, DC: April 18, 2012. Copyright © 2012 TheHuffingtonPost.com.

A YEAR AFTER VAWA, STILL MORE WORK TO BE DONE, Mark Kirschenbaum, The Blog, The Huffington Post, March 25, 2014. Copyright © 2014 TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc.

 

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Actress Puts Two Senators in Spotlight for Work Against Domestic Violence, Nora Boustany, The Washington Post, Washington, DC: July 20, 2005. Copyright © 1996-2005 The Washington Post Company.

Another View: We Need the Violence Against Women Act, Grace Mattern, New Hampshire Union Leader, Manchester, NH: July 7, 2005.

Avon Supports Women’s Legislation, Crystal Sayles, The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, MD: July 22, 2005. Copyright © 2005 The Baltimore Sun.

Biden, Hatch, and Specter Usher Violence Against Women Act into the 21st Century with VAWA 2005, Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr., U.S. Senate, Washington, DC: June 8, 2005.

BUDGET FALLS SHORT FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROGRAMS, Allison Stevens, Women’s eNews, February 17, 2006. Copyright © 2006 Women’s eNews.

Congress: Make the Streets Safe for Indian Women, Too!, Suzan Shown Harjo, Indian Country Today, Canastota, NY: April 28, 2005. Copyright © 1998-2005 Indian Country Today.

Congress Considering New Abuse Prevention Funds, Allison Stevens, Women’s eNews, August 18, 2005. Copyright © 2005 Women’s eNews.

CONGRESS MUST ENSURE THAT VAWA DOES NOT EXPIRE, Laura D. Wolf, Texas Lawyer, Dallas, TX: September 19, 2005. Copyright © 2005 ALM Properties, Inc.

CONGRESS PASSES AND PRESIDENT SIGNS VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT; REAUTHORIZATION INCLUDES NEW HOUSING PROTECTIONS AND PROGRAMS, SAYS NATIONAL LAW CENTER ON HOMELESSNESS & POVERTY, National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, Washington, DC: January 6, 2006.

Domestic and Sexual Violence Experts Hail Introduction of ‘Violence Against Women Act’ in Senate, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: June 8, 2005.

Domestic and Sexual Violence Experts Laud Introduction of ‘Violence Against Women Act’ in House, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: June 15, 2005. HR 2876.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE / RENEW PROTECTION ACT NOW (editorial), Sheila Wellstone, Star Tribune, Minneapolis–St. Paul, MN, September 19, 2005. Copyright © 2005 Star Tribune.

Domestic Violence Draws Spotlight; Cantwell Backs Continued Federal Help, Tom Vogt, The Columbian, Vancouver, WA: June 12, 2005. Copyright © 2005 The Columbian Publishing Co.

Domestic Violence Not a ProbleM?, Judith Kahan, AlterNet, San Francisco, CA: July 21, 2005. Copyright © 2005 Independent Media Institute.

Feds May Fund Programs for Teen Dating Violence, Tiare Rath, Women’s eNews, July 8, 2005. Copyright © 2005 Women’s eNews.

A Girl Fight with Merit, Cindy Richards, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL: May 11, 2005. Copyright © 2005 Digital Chicago Inc.

House Passes $25 Million Increase for VAWA Funding; Increase Will Fund Critically Needed New Programs to End Domestic Violence, PR Newswire, New York, NY: June 30, 2006. Copyright © 2006 PR Newswire.

HOUSE VOTES TO REAUTHORIZE VAWA, The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress (volume 10, number 65), Women’s Policy, Inc., Washington, DC: September 30, 2005.

In Light of Advancements, Domestic Violence Advocates Urge Congress to Strengthen and Reauthorize Violence Against Women Act, National Network to End Domestic Violence, PR Newswire, Yahoo! News, Washington, DC: July 19, 2005. Copyright © 2005 PR Newswire and Yahoo! Inc.

Jewish Women International Lauds Introduction of ‘Violence Against Women Act’ in House of Representatives, Jewish Women International, Washington, DC: June 15, 2005.

Legislation Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act Introduced in Congress, WomanView (volume 8, issue 12), Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, Chicago, IL: June 21, 2005.

New Violence Bill to Give Programs More Funds, Allison Stevens, Women’s eNews, July 29, 2005. Copyright © 2005 Women’s eNews Inc.

NON-VIOLENT MEN HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR, Casey Gwinn, Esq., Volcano Press, Volcano, CA: May 2006. Copyright © 2000-2006 Volcano Press.

One Step Closer to the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: September 8, 2005.

OUR OPINION: RENEW, EXPAND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE BILL, Tucson Citizen, Tucson, AZ: September 12, 2005. Copyright © 2005 Tucson Citizen.

PELOSI: VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT HAS STRENGTHENED COMMUNITIES AND PROVIDED CRITICAL, LIFE-SAVING SUPPORT TO VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE, PR Newswire, Washington, DC: September 28, 2005. Copyright © 2005 PR Newswire.

Playbook for Life, Eileen McNamara, Boston Globe, Boston, MA: July 20, 2005. Copyright © 2005 The New York Times Company.

PRESIDENT SIGNS THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: January 5, 2006.

REAUTHORIZE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT, EXPERTS TELL CONGRESS, Speaking Up (volume 11, issue 11), Futures Without Violence,  San Francisco, CA: July 22, 2005.

RENEWING ACT A PRIORITY FOR INDIAN COUNTRY, Great Falls Tribune, Great Falls, MT: September 11, 2005. Copyright © 2005 Great Falls Tribune.

SENATE APPROVES VAWA, The Source on Women’s Issues in Congress, (volume 10, number 66), Women’s Policy, Inc., Washington, DC: October 7, 2005.

SENSENBRENNER: HOUSE APPROVES BIPARTISAN VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT REAUTHORIZATION, PR Newswire, Washington, DC: September 28, 2005. Copyright © 2005 PR Newswire.

Some Help With Heart: New Violence Against Women Act is Smart, Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX: July 19, 2005. Copyright © 2005 The Dallas Morning News.

Spousal Abuse Targeted in Bill: Immigrant Victims Would be Protected, Oscar Avila, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL: July 8, 2005. Copyright © 2005 The Chicago Tribune.

Two Key Rights Acts Set to Expire, William Fisher, Inter Press Service, Rome, IT: August 10, 2005. Copyright © 2005 IPS-Inter Press Service.

THE URGENT NEED TO FULLY FUND VAWA, Lucinda Marshall, Countercurrents.org, Kerala, India: March 8, 2006.

VIOLENCE AGAINST WoMEN ACT ~ 10 Years of Progress and Moving Forward, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: February 2005.

VIOLENCE AGAINST WoMEN ACT ~ Reauthorization 2005, National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, Washington, DC: March 2005.

Violence Against Women Act Includes Tribal Provisions, Indianz.com, June 14, 2005. Copyright © 2000-2005 Indianz.com.

Violence Against Women Act Introduced in House of Representatives, Public Policy Update, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, June 14, 2005. HR 2876.

Violence Against Women Act Introduced in Senate, Public Policy Update, National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: June 8, 2005. S.1197.

Violence Against Women Act Introduced in Senate (including tools for outreach efforts), Speaking Up (volume 11, issue 8), Futures Without Violence, San Francisco, CA: June 13, 2005.

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT PASSES, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Washington, DC: October 4, 2005.

Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization 2005, Lynn Rosenthal and Lisalyn Jacobs, NOTICE (volume III, number 1), National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence, Austin, TX: Spring 2005.

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT REAUTHORIZED, WomanView (volume 9, issue. 10), Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, Chicago, IL: January 31, 2006.

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT REAUTHORIZATION SIGNED INTO LAW, The National Center for Victims of Crime, Washington, DC: January 5, 2006.

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 
   
THE IMPACT OF THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT 2005 (VAWA) ON THE HOUSING RIGHTS AND OPTIONS OF SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE, National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, Washington, DC: February 2006.

 
THE IMPACT OF THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT 2005 (VAWA) ON THE HOUSING RIGHTS AND OPTIONS OF SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE – THE PROBLEM AND A REMEDY, National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, Washington, DC: February 2006.

 
A LOOK AT VAWA HOUSING PROVISIONS, WomanView (volume 9, issue 12), Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, Chicago, IL: March 6, 2006.

 
Notice to Public Housing Agencies – Implementation of the Violence Against Women and Justice Department Reauthorization Act 2005, Office of Public and Indian Housing, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC: June 23, 2006.

 
VAWA 2005: TRAFFICKING PROVISIONS, WomanView (volume. 9, issue. 11), Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, Chicago, IL: February 16, 2006.

 
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT 2006 AMENDMENTS – MEMO TO LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION PROGRAM DIRECTORS, Helaine M. Barnett, Legal Services Corporation, Washington, DC: February 21, 2006.

 

 


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