Domestic Violence Campaign
Domestic Violence is an issue that crosses religious, cultural and ethnic divides and, unfortunately, the Jewish community is not immune to this problem. The Jewish home is a central and crucial element to the health of the community and we need to ensure that Jewish homes everywhere are safe for the husband, the wife and the children. Jewish tradition specifies that both men and women should treat their spouses with love, honor and dignity and it is imperative that we follow that.
Join Uri L'Tzedek in our campaign to raise awareness and help decrease domestic violence in the Jewish community! One of the ways to do this is to make your voice heard and help change laws that will provide more support and safety to victims of violence and their families.
Now, VAWA is due for reauthorization. Tell your senators to cosponsor the bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act!
This reauthorization bill is also an opportunity to strengthen, enhance, and streamline the existing programs and provisions in VAWA. That's why we're excited that the bipartisan version of VAWA that will be introduced in the Senate in the days to come includes new improvements, including some aimed at ending sexual violence on campus. These changes incorporate many of the provisions of the Campus SaVE Act (S. 834) which AAUW has worked so hard to advance. You can read more about VAWA HERE and HERE!