Friday, October 2, 2009

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month


NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH, 2009
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

Domestic violence touches the lives of Americans of all ages, leaving a devastating impact on women, men, and children of every background and circumstance. A family's home becomes a place of fear, hopelessness, and desperation when a woman is battered by her partner, a child witnesses the abuse of a loved one, or a senior is victimized by family members. Since the 1994 passage of the landmark Violence Against Women Act, championed by then Senator Joe Biden, our Nation has strengthened its response to this crime and increased services for victims. Still, far too many women and families in this country and around the world are affected by domestic violence. During National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we recommit ourselves to ending violence within our homes, our communities, and our country.

Read the full proclamation by President Obama by accessing the link by clicking on the title above.

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Monday, June 8, 2009

The Continued Importance of the Violence Against Women Act

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will hold the first of several congressional hearings on the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

The "Continued Importance of the Violence Against Women Act" will be held at 10:00 a.m. (EST) on Wednesday, June 10th in Room 226 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. The public is welcome to join and the hearing will be made available via a live webcast.

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