Increased Importance of VAWA in a Time of Economic Crisis

Most of you are probably somewhat familiar with the importance of the Violence Against Women Act (PDF) on our work in the US. But in these current shaky economic times, people are calling for budget cuts far and wide. The Hon. Susan Carbon, Director of the Office on Violence Against Women testified last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the increased importance of the Violence Against Women Act in a time of economic crisis, along with several other professionals from the field.

You can view a webcast of the session here or read the transcripts from the witness testimony and member statements by clicking on the individual names in the right hand column.