Celebrating VAWA 2022
After Long Wait, Violence Against Women Act Once Again Reauthorized Through 2027
On March 16, 2022, Tribal leaders, domestic and sexual violence advocates, survivors, and members of Congress were invited to an event at the White House hosted by President Biden to commemorate the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
President Biden delivered remarks celebrating the expanded protections for survivors in the new VAWA bill, including protections for Tribes and Native survivors.
The bill, which was included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022 (H.R. 2471), was signed into law on March 15 and includes historic provisions to restore Tribal jurisdiction over non-Native perpetrators of certain crimes and provides much-needed resources to Tribal governments to address violence against Native women. This is the fourth reauthorization of VAWA since it was first signed into law in 1994.
Watch Remarks by President Biden Celebrating the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act: n8ve.net/Fw3fl