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THE LATEST FROM NAESV
NAESV Condemns Supreme Court Decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Overturning Roe v. Wade
June 24, 2022:
The National Alliance to End Sexual Violence condemns today’s decision by the Supreme Court of the United States to overrule Roe v. Wade eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion. Recovering from sexual violence and access to reproductive justice are both fundamentally about bodily autonomy, empowerment and choice, and person-centered care. We can't address and end sexual violence unless survivors and all people are able to freely decide what happens to their bodies. Read more
NAESV Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Title IX and Applauds the Release of a New Draft Title IX Rule
June 23, 2022:
Today, on the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the United States Department of Education has released a new draft rule to govern schools’ responses to sexual violence and ensure gender equity for students. Read more
New Sexual Violence Data from the CDC Confirms: Sexual Violence Remains a Widespread and Devastating Public Health Crisis
June 14, 2022:
It is difficult to collect accurate data on sexual violence, and NAESV is grateful to the CDC researchers for their rigorous and ethical approach to methodology. The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) provides critically important data. Sexual violence is a complex problem. Social norms related to gender, a culture that persists in victim blaming attitudes, and the significant traumatic impacts of sexual violence make it difficult for survivors to freely share their experiences. Read more
March 15, 2022:
The National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV) applauds the House and Senate passage of the FY 2022 Omnibus Appropriations Act signed into law by President Biden today which includes the strong, bipartisan Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act (VAWA). In addition to strong provisions to ensure survivors’ access to healing services and programs to prevent sexual violence, the bill increases the funding for the Sexual Assault Services Program, Rape Prevention and Education Program, and Culturally Specific Services Program. Read more
NAESV Celebrates Senate Introduction of the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2022 And Urges Swift Action!
February 9, 2022:
NAESV applauds Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Richard Durbin (D-IL), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) for introducing the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2022 today. This important bill reflects a bipartisan consensus that the government needs to do more to prevent and to respond to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. The bill addresses the many needs identified during extensive engagement. Read more
NAESV Applauds Landmark Bipartisan Agreement to Address Military Sexual Assault in the National Defense Authorization Act
December 7, 2021:
The National Alliance to End Sexual Violence welcomed the report of the Department of Defense Internal Review Commission (IRC) on Sexual Assault in the Military along with the visionary leadership of President Biden and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. Now, the National Defense Reauthorization Act (NDAA) agreement reached by Congress enshrines some of the major recommendations of the IRC ensuring that sexual assault and other major crimes are prosecuted by attorneys with specialized expertise independent from the chain of command. Read more.
October 22, 2021:
Today, the White House Gender Policy Council issued a historic first-ever strategy to address gender equity and equality with a government-wide, intersectional approach. Monika Johnson Hostler, President of the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence, gave the following statement...Read more.
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