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SAVE’s annual conference will be held June 20-21 in Washington DC, in conjunction with the Center for Prosecutor Integrity.

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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.

Affirmative Consent….Seriously?

Take Rape SeriouslyRape is a coercive and violent act that should be treated like a crime. But some are now claiming the solution to rape is “Affirmative Consent.”

Affirmative Consent would mandate that partners give their explicit, verbal consent on a repeated basis throughout the process of having sex, according to a recent California bill.

Does anyone really believe this policy would deter a determined rapist intent on assaulting the victim?

Why Affirmative Consent does a disservice to victims.

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

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

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

Learn more at Accusing U. See:

Interest Groups:

Victims and Survivors

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Falsely Accused

- Domestic violence
- Sexual assault
- Child abuse

Domestic Violence Legislative Project

Get issue summaries, legislative info, and more

Service Providers

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