If you’re unfamiliar as to what the Violence Against Women Act was, in 1994 then Senator Joe Biden and President Bill Clinton signed the act, which was designed to support victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking with increased services and criminal justice system support.
The Act was passed again in 2000 and once again in 2005 without a problem, but not this year. Politicians rejected adding new provisions for Native Americans, undocumented immigrants and LGBT victims.
Because of this, all victims of sexual assault are without the added protections of the Violence Against Women Act. How could this be? When the Act reportedly led to a 67 percent decrease in partner violence. When the Act was in place, women were not afraid to report crimes committed against them. Now, without the protection of the courts, who knows what may happen.
How do you feel about this step back in politics?
Ally | Elite.