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2/13/2014 - One Billion People Worldwide Will Rise for Justice Tomorrow
Millions of people will rise for justice tomorrow for One Billion Rising's global V-Day events, including a rally in Washington, DC. One Billion Rising "is a global call to women survivors of violence and those who love them to gather safely in community outside places where they are entitled to justice - courthouses, police stations, government offices, school administration buildings, work places, sites of environmental injustice, military courts, embassies, places of worship, homes, or simply public gathering places where women deserve to feel safe but too often do not....

3/7/2013 - President Obama to Sign VAWA Today
President Obama will sign the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) into law today....

3/1/2013 - Sequesters Go Into Effect, Major Impact on Women
Today the automatic government spending cuts called "sequesters" will go into effect at midnight....

2/28/2013 - BREAKING NEWS: House Passes Inclusive VAWA
Today, the House of Representatives passed the bipartisan, inclusive Violence Against Women Act as passed by the Senate....

2/27/2013 - VAWA To Go Before House of Representatives Tomorrow
Late last night, the House Rules Committee decided to bring the inclusive Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) to the House floor for a vote - provided that a restrictive House substitute bill is rejected first. House leadership announced a substitute bill last week that guts necessary protections for students, LGBTQ individuals, immigrants, and Native Americans from the Senate bill....

2/26/2013 - Sequester Targets Education, Violence Prevention Programs, Child Care
On Sunday, the White House released a comprehensive list of the impact the possible sequester cuts will have on each state if an agreement is not reached by Congress before March 1st....

2/22/2013 - VAWA Could Brought Up In House Next Week
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) could be brought up in the House of Representatives as early as next week....

2/12/2013 - Coburn Amendment to VAWA Defeated
An amendment which would have severely restricted protections for Native American women under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was defeated yesterday evening. The amendment, proposed by Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), would have removed a new provision of VAWA that would allow Native American tribal courts to try non-Native Americans for cases of violence against women that occur on tribal lands against members of the reservation....

2/12/2013 - Senate Leads the Way And Passes a Strong VAWA
The Senate, by a wide margin of 78-22, passed a strong inclusive Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act today....

2/12/2013 - Senate Leads the Way And Passes a Strong VAWA
The Senate, by a wide margin of 78-22, passed a strong inclusive Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act today....

2/8/2013 - Grassley Amendment on VAWA Dies
An amendment to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) proposed by Senator Charles E....

1/23/2013 - Violence Against Women Act Reintroduced
On Tuesday, Senators Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) reintroduced a bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)....

1/3/2013 - House Lets Violence Against Women Act Expire
The House of Representatives let the Senate-approved bipartisan Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) expire at the end of the 112th congressional session without ever seeing a vote....

12/4/2012 - Statistic Shows VAWA Effective At Reducing Intimate Partner Violence
The Bureau of Justice Statistics released a report last week showing that the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is effectively working to reduce intimate partner violence....

9/26/2012 - University of Montana Gets $300K VAWA Grant
Following an investigation into the handling of sexual assault reports at the University of Montana in Missoula launched last spring, the university is receiving a $300,000 grant to hire a violence intervention director and expand campus wide programs addressing violence....

9/6/2012 - Visa Cap Reached for Immigrant Victims of Abuse
The 10,000 person cap for the U visa, a visa for immigrants designed to give victims of physical or mental abuse temporary legal status and work eligibility for four years, has been reached this year....

8/15/2012 - Rep. Sandy Adams Defeated in Florida Primary
Tea party favorite Rep....

7/25/2012 - Democrats Urge House to Pass "Real" VAWA
Senate Democrats, including Barbara Boxer (CA), Patty Murray (WA), and Richard Blumenthal (CT), went to the Senate Floor yesterday to ask the House Republican leadership to pass the bipartisan Senate version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)....

5/31/2012 - Domestic Violence Roundtable Held in WV
A West Virginia Roundtable discussion on Tuesday brought together domestic violence survivors, law enforcement officers, and domestic violence service providers to discuss methods to reduce and prevent domestic violence....

5/23/2012 - Article Highlights Sexual Violence against Native American Women
An article in the New York Times today investigated the high rate of sexual violence against Native American Women, an issue that is receiving more attention in light of the debate over the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA)....

5/17/2012 - House Passes Cantor/Adams VAWA Reauthorization
The Cantor/Adams Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) reauthorization passed the US House yesterday on a nearly straight party line vote of 222-205....

5/16/2012 - Obama Administration Threatens to Veto House Version of VAWA
The Obama Administration released a Statement of Administration Policy (PDF) yesterday in which the administration threatened to veto the House version of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), HR 4970, because it does not contain many of the protective provisions that are included in the Senate version....

5/9/2012 - House Judiciary Committee Passes Cantor/Adams Version of VAWA Reauthorization Bill
The House Judiciary Committee passed the Cantor/Adams VAWA Reauthorization bill in a nearly straight party line vote yesterday....

5/8/2012 - FM Statement on House Judiciary Committee Passage of the Cantor/Adams VAWA Reauthorization Bill
The Feminist Majority deplores the passage of the Cantor/Adams VAWA Reauthorization bill by the House Judiciary Committee in a nearly straight party line vote....

5/4/2012 - House Version of VAWA Excludes Key Protections
A version of the Violence Against Women Act introduced by House Republicans excludes some protections found in the Senate bill, such as protections for LGBT, immigrant, and Native American victims of domestic violence....