I-VAWA: Ignoring Half the Problem

Studies from 85 countries around the world show that women are as likely as men to engage in partner abuse. But the International Violence Against Women Act would only help women.

  • See SAVE’s analysis of I-VAWA HERE

Inclusive VAWA

The 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act features a new Inclusion Mandate that bans discrimination on the basis of “race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability.”

In response, SAVE has established the Inclusive-VAWA Resource Center.


Unethical Prosecutors?

Each year the Violence Against Women Act pours $50 million into the prosecution of domestic violence crimes. So how is this money being spent?

Find out at the Center for Prosecutor Integrity.

SOS for Campus Rape Panels

Take Rape SeriouslyNearly everyone agrees the current system for handling campus sexual assault complaints is broken because it shortchanges both victims and the accused.

The solution is straight-forward: Require all cases of criminal sexual assault to be handled by local criminal justice authorities.

POLL: “Should colleges handle rape allegations, or immediately turn over the allegations to the police/ prosecutors to investigate?” VOTE NOW: http://bit.ly/1rdwI0e

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Is There Such a Thing as ‘Rape-Culture’?

Rape CultureRapes have fallen dramatically in recent decades. But discussions how to further curb the problem of campus sex assault are being derailed by accusations of “rape-culture.”

Emotion-laden discussions of “rape-culture” are giving rise to misguided policies that harm victims, remove the presumption of innocence, and encourage false allegations.


Interest Groups:

Victims and Survivors

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Falsely Accused

- Domestic violence
- Sexual assault
- Child abuse

Domestic Violence Legislative Project

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Service Providers

Visit our Resource Center, get best practice summaries, and more