The Stealth War on VAWA

The Violence Against Women Act will be put up for a vote once again tomorrow, after Congress failed to reauthorize it last year for the first time since 1994. House Republicans are now allowing for the Senate version to be put up for a vote, rather than pushing for the House bill , which left…

VAWA, we had such high hopes for you…

On May 16, the US House of Representatives’ passed what many recognize as a flawed bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).  According to Tahirih Justice Center’s website, “The House bill (HR 4970) will actually harm immigrant victims of domestic and sexual violence because it: Rolls back vital protections which have for nearly…