SAFE opposes proposed cuts to Violence Against Women Act funds


January 20, 2017

We can say with absolute certainty that more women will be abused, and more women will die from abuse, if the proposed cuts to VAWA grants go into effect.

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Latest on Violence Against Women Act


December 20, 2012

by Jenny Martin, Communications Coordinator Congress was scheduled to adjourn last Friday, but they are still in Washington and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has not been reauthorized. There has been little in the news about VAWA this week, with this exception: Democratic women of the Sentate signed a letter to the 25 Republican […]

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Congress scheduled to adjourn Friday – call today to support VAWA


December 12, 2012

by Jenny Martin, Communications Coordinator Julia Spann, SafePlace Executive Director, wrote an Op-Ed for the Austin American-Statesman this week about how vital it is for survivors of domestic violence that the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) be reauthorized. Please call your local representative today to urge them to support the full version of VAWA. Spann: […]

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The “type” of woman the Violence Against Women Act helps


December 10, 2012

by Jenny Martin, Communications Coordinator One client came to the U.S. from her home country on a fiancé visa. She met her fiancé online, and he came to her country and “wooed” her – taking her on trips, telling her about the family he wanted to have. He treated her with gentleness and kindness. When […]

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