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A Statement from AVP's Executive Director, Sharon Stapel, on the Passage of an LGBTQ-Inclusive VAWA

Congratulations and thank you! Today Congress passed S. 47, a reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which is our nation's response to domestic and sexual violence. For the first time ever, this law will explicitly include LGBT survivors of violence. This bill represents two years of continuous work of AVP's National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) and is a huge victory for not just survivors of violence but also all LGBT communities.

pdf Read the full text of Sharon's statement here