Signed, Sealed and Delivered

After the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, President Obama sealed the deal with his signature on March 7 at the Department of Interior in Washington, D.C., the NY Times said.
After 19 years, the bill has been renewed with extensions to its law that reach out to more minority groups than ever before. “This is the day of the advocates; the day of the survivors. This is your victory,” President Obama said during his speech before officially signing the bill. Hundreds of women experience sexual and domestic violence whether it is from a spouse or a stranger on the street and they do always receive the protection they deserve from such horrible circumstances.
According to the NY Times, the new law extends the federal protection to gay or transgendered and Native American women, and undocumented immigrants. This is a great breakthrough for the future because more women are receiving help to protect their peace of mind and bodies.
Native American, Alaskan, undocumented, immigrant and LGBT women are protected under the newly authorized bill, NY Times said.
The reauthorization of this bill is a huge step towards women’s rights. It is showing that women are receiving more recognition now than ever before and the successes can only progress. There is a lot of controversy about the passing of this bill but this does not stop women activists from taking in the victory.


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