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Pascua Yaqui Tribe set to prosecute first non-Indian under VAWA

News coverage includes an overview of the challenges Tribes have faced when non-Indian men batter Indian women on the reservation, a little about the battle to get the VAWA provisions passed, and information about the prosecutor, judge, and public defender who will be involved with this first case. 466 more words


Task Force Applauds Implementation of New Violence Against Women Act LGBT Non-Discrimination Provisions

This week, the U.S. Department of Justice released “Frequently Asked Questions” about the new LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination provisions in the Violence Against Women Act. The Task Force was… 487 more words

Support Increased Funding For VAWA: Sign The Letter Today!

Please take a minute to sign onto a letter in support of continued and increased funding for programs that serve victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. 142 more words


VAWA Article

Credits to Cobalt and Hasmat. Originally posted here.


By Attorney Lisa Scott

The federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is up for reauthorization in 2005. 919 more words


La unión hace la fuerza (United we are strong)

La unión hace la fuerza. Esta frase me ayuda a concentrarme en la meta trabajando para eliminar la violencia contra las mujeres. El mundo lo veo a través de esta frase y sela diferencia que hace nuestra energía colectiva. 641 more words

Domestic Violence Advocacy

How VAWA Has Turned Our Courts into Restraining Order Vending Machines

Under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), our courts and police districts are awarded hefty federal grants (averaging $500,000) in return for having their officers (judges and cops) “educated” about how to respond to allegations of fear or violence. 461 more words

Restraining Order Abuse

I was in an abusive relationship, but never filed a report, my friends say I can file for my residency based on my abuse?

I have proof of the abuse. But it happened last year.

You may be able to gain status based upon the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) or possibly a U-visa. 12 more words

Family Law