US Violence Against Women Act

Lynn Fairweather, MSW, a domestic abuse survivor, and now a risk assessment consultant on the further risks posed by perpetrators of domestic violence, examines the loss of the bi-partisan cooperation that enabled passage and previous re-authorizations of VAWA. She sees Republican resistance to Senate Bill 1925 stemming from race, sexuality, and gender biases. She feels it is not too late for the bill to be passed in November so Obama can sign it, if the public calls for it in sufficient numbers.

Interview produced by Jana Juniper Gee for Women on Air, CFUV-FM, Victoria BC. Series producer, Frieda Werden.


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