House Renews Violence Against Women Act, But Senate Hurdles Remain

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March 17, 2021

With bipartisan support the House of Representatives votes to approve the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. Jennifer Becker, deputy legal director at Legal Momentum, says, "everything that we advocate for in VAWA is based on the reality of what we know victims are being subjected to, and what we know survivors need to seek safety, accountability, healing. These provisions are central to ensuring that people stay alive."