VAW - Do something!

Thursday, April 26, 2007
Alarming Bush trends
The progress that VAW campaigners, activists & survivors had celebrated since Congress' historic Violence Against Women Act of 1994 is being sidelined by Bush's lack of commitment to violence against women. Two problems - shifting the control of program funding from Congress to the Department of Justice and insufficient funds.

If the Office on Violence Against Women in the Department of Justice, then...
Critics fear the administration would eliminate or deemphasize certain anti-violence programs and add funding for new, untested programs. That, in turn, could deny victims access to what advocates say is a "well-rounded" menu of programs that was carefully considered by Congress and signed into law by the president.
The other issue is funding problem. The Bush administration has not funded some programs at all while severely under fund others.

Children exposed to violence.......$20mil/year approved.....Not funded
Sexual assault services act.......... $50mil/year approved.....Not funded
Shelter & services........................$175mil/year approved.....$50mil/year short
Civil legal assistance for victims...$65mil/year approved...$26.5mil/year short
Campus grant to end VAW...........$15mil/years approved....$6.1mil/year short

If you are a survivor, activist or campaigner of VAW, submit your story to Stop Family Violence. They will compile all stories to help the Bush administration understand the gravity of the above matters.

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