Women in a War Zone:
Republicans Betray Survivors of
Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

 

Brooke Axtell
Forbes.com
February, 15, 2012

Last week Republicans blocked the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the law that sustains national efforts to help survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.

Law enforcement and victim advocacy groups strongly support renewal of the law. Although it previously passed through Congress with bi-partisan support, this year not one Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted in favor of reauthorization.

To read the full piece at the She Negotiates blog on Forbes.com, click here.

Article thanks to Protect Our Defenders.com

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