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VAWA signed into law

Today, President Obama signed the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act into law. This law strengthens the criminal justice system’s response to crimes against women, including domestic violence, sexual assault, and trafficking. The reauthorization removes barriers for LGBT victims to seek the help they need, and it provides young people and students with greater access to prevention and intervention. Immigrants who are victims of domestic violence will now be protected from their abusers, and the tribal justice system will be improved to better bring perpetrators of domestic violence to justice. Today and every day, President Obama and Democratic leaders are working tirelessly to advance progress for women at every level.

Get the facts about the Violence Against Women Act here.