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.


Affirmative Consent, Affirmative Confusion

Affirmative ConsentCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed a bill defining consent as ongoing “affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity.”

Affirmative Consent policies won’t do anything to deter rape. But they will create widespread confusion:

  1. Define 99% of consensual encounters as rape
  2. Make it harder for victims to be believed
  3. Infantilize women
  4. Remove the presumption of innocence
  5. Turn sex into a legalistic exercise

Join our Facebook campaign. For more information, click HERE.

SOS for Campus Rape Panels

Take Rape SeriouslyThe current system for handling campus sexual assault cases is broken because it shortchanges both victims and the accused. The solution is to require all  sexual assault allegations to be handled by local criminal justice authorities.


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