“The introduction of the VAWA Reauthorization Act of 2021 [H.R. 1620] is a welcomed opportunity to address the needs of survivors and communities across the country,” said Farzana Safiullah, CEO of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV). “We are particularly pleased with provisions that confirm Tribal sovereignty to prosecute non-native offenders of sexual assault, child abuse, trafficking and stalking.”
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The United States Department of Justice today filed a motion asking the United States Supreme Court to dismiss its defense of Trump public charge regulations that have effectively denied millions in immigrant families health care and economic support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Violence against women remains devastatingly pervasive and starts alarmingly young, shows new data from WHO and partners. Across their lifetime, 1 in 3 women, around 736 million, are subjected to physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner or sexual violence from a non-partner – a number that has remained largely unchanged over the past decade.
The House of Representatives on Monday introduced legislation to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, a landmark bill championed by President Joe Biden that expired in 2018.
This International Women’s Day, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence takes the opportunity to celebrate the rich diversity of women and girls across the globe, and the beauty, vitality, wisdom, resilience, strength and power they bring to their communities and society.
Biden-Harris Administration establishes a government-wide focus on uplifting the rights of women and girls in the United States and around the world.