How VAWA Takes On the Systems That Perpetuate Domestic and Sexual Violence

VAWA goes beyond support for survivors to addressing laws that perpetuate violence Today the House of Representatives passed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 (H.R. 1585). This VAWA bill authorizes programs and funding that support  survivors of gender-based violence. But it also does more: it tackles some of the laws and institutions that perpetuate domestic violence and sexual assault across the country. Dismantling these structural causes of gender-based violence is essential to ensuring the security and dignity of survivors, their families, and communities. Protecting the Right to Seek Emergency and Police Assistance In cities across the country, victims of crimes increasingly pay a terrible price for calling 911: eviction from their homes. Thousands of localities have enacted ordinances that punish tenants and landlords based on calls for police or emergency services or criminal activity at a property —…

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