I know that the topic is difficult, but I'm with Mansur Gidfar, who earlier this year asked in an article in which he shared a jarring graphic comparing the first two facts below: "Would A Body Count Change Your Mind?" Because something has to change so that we reauthorize VAWA as quickly as possible.50 Facts About Domestic Violence These are only some of the reasons why we should #Pass VAWA2012.
Women are the overwhelming targets of intimate partner and domestic violence. The women suffer long term social, emotional, physical and economic trauma.
We do this by affecting public policy, increasing understanding of the impact of domestic violence, and providing programs and education that drive that change.
Sunday was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the launch of this year's 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence.
The reductions in home-based violence that we have seen in the past two decades are due to increased awareness and the passage of VAWA in 1994.
Our failure to pass a robust VAWA puts these life-altering gains are at risk.