International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

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The observance of this day was actually yesterday as determined by the United Nations, but I think that it’s important enough, especially in this era of #metoo and the Trump Administration’s corruption that I think it’s important to bring up before and after the determined day. We need to address the violence against women every day, and it needs to be talked about by everyone, whether we’re women, are involved with women, and any other arbitrary excuse that we should care about violence against women.

Congress first passed the Violence Against Women Act in 1994, and each time it comes up for reauthorization, primarily Republicans argue against it because of the NRA or somehow they think that women aren’t deserving of protection from violence and abuse. Is there any other legitimate reason/argument that  they could have?

Here are some helpful and informative links for you to read at your convenience, but please read them, and talk about them with your family and friends.

VAWA (Wikipedia)

Congressional Reauthorization
National Domestic Violence Hotline (VAWA)