Posted on Thu, Mar 07, 2013 at 10:25 am
Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a 5-year reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that previously was passed by the Senate. The reauthorization bill includes provisions to protect victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, including those who are immigrants, LGBT, living on tribal lands, or are from communities of color. The bill must be signed by President Obama before it is enacted, which is expected to happen tomorrow. Learn more.