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  • Petitioned Protect Native Women. Pass a Better Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Now!

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Indian Law Resource Center
Protect Native Women. Pass a Better Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Now!
President of the United States
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
Sen. Harry Reid
Rep. Eric Cantor

Petitioning Congress: Pass a Better Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Now!

    1. Indian Law Resource Center
    2. Petition by

      Indian Law Resource Center

      Helena, MT

By passing a stronger VAWA, lawmakers can not only continue the safeguards now in place, but also expand protections to stop the epidemic rates of violence against Native women — rates 2½ times higher than any other group of women in the United States.  In April, the Senate passed S. 1925, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, with critically needed provisions that would help tribes address domestic and dating violence in Indian country; however, the House passed a version stripping out these provisions.  Since then, procedural logjams and politics have kept Congress from taking action.  Speak Up and Take Action! 

Please join this petition asking Congress to stand with Indian nations to stop this epidemic of violence against Native women.  Urge Congress to pass a better, stronger VAWA now that will protect Native women and ALL women!

 For more information visit www.indianlaw.org.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 2,500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Joakim Van Mahn SANDEFJORD, NORWAY
      • 9 months ago

      One day I will have a wife, maybe a daughter or niece. They need to know that I am here to protect them.

    • Jennica Munden PUEBLO, CO
      • 12 months ago

      What happened to Matriarchy? The Almighty God, Yah, bless us. __ Now remember, the Cherokee and other Native American tribes worshiped Him LONG before the British ever had a clew.

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • over 1 year ago

      Although supposedly women, girls and female children have equal rights in all western Christian democracies, it is not felt worldwide. Young women and girls with whom I speak, are more and more afraid of the increasing violence against women and girls. They feel no longer feel , they feel ridiculed in the media and portrayed as second-class citizens. They dare not to speak about sexual violence, for fear of ridicule and scorn. Discrimination in employment and universities, because sexual assault are not considered as abnormal by the most men, because they mean normal women laugh at sexism or ... Most of them have been harassed, some even raped. It is a sad world for our daughters and granddaughters, every day in the media are gang rapes, sexism, femicide, domestic violence, stalking, FGM, religious hate propaganda against women, girls and female children. We are further away from civilization as primitive humans of the stone age, because women have been treated in earlier times decently, in the times of 10,000 years matriarchy, where women and men lived together peacefully. It is time that our culture of women hating changes and the women and girls, female children can live in peace and freedom around the world, because women's rights are human rights.

    • Makayla Dooley GREELEY, CO
      • over 1 year ago

      I feel very strongly about the issue

    • loraine roles HANTS, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      because it is WRONG


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