The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is up for reauthorization and we need you to join us in urging Congress to pass VAWA now!
The bipartisan VAWA Reauthorization Act of 2021 (H.R. 1620) reflects the input and many of the priorities of the domestic and sexual assault movement, maintaining needed protections for survivors and making important changes in the law.
VAWA reauthorization is necessary to improve system-wide responses and eliminate barriers to safety and justice for survivors. This reauthorization addresses many of the disparities highlighted by the pandemic. It provides targeted resources to Communities of Color, invests in responses beyond the criminal legal system, improves economic protections, provides safe, affordable housing options, and restores tribal jurisdiction.
The Violence Against Women Act has not been reauthorized since 2013. Now is the time to reauthorize the act with key improvements that address, in particular, the needs of historically marginalized survivors. The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on this critical legislation on Wednesday, March 17th – make your voice heard today!
Learn more about the current bill and the history of the legislation here.