On March 7th, President Obama signed the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which has provided funding and support to combat sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking since 1994.
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We rose in Hartford! Thank you to everyone who rose up, spoke out, and danced as part of One Billion Rising. The energy was palpable, the dancing was incredible, and the speakers were powerful. This was truly a historic event.
On January 17, 2013, CONNSACS joined college administrators, victim advocates, legislators, and educators at Trinity College for the release of the 2012 Campus Report Card.
The 113th Congress was sworn in on January 3, 2013, and CONNSACS is joining other anti-violence organizations throughout the country to ask our newly elected officials to act immediately on VAWA reauthorization.
6.6 million adults are stalked each year in the United States, including many survivors of sexual violence.
The 2012 legislative session ended in May, but many of the laws passed during the session are just beginning to go into effect.
Missouri Congressman Todd Akin recently taped a television interview in which he said that rape rarely results in pregnancy because, “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has been improving the response to sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking for nearly twenty years. VAWA, which was first passed in 1994 and subsequently reauthorized in 2000 and 2005, is a comprehensive legislative package that has brought together law enforcement, victim advocates, healthcare professionals, social service providers, and others to share information and use their distinct roles to improve community responses to violence against women.
Successful Legislative Session Ends with the Passage of Bills to Benefit Survivors of Sexual Violence
The 2012 Connecticut legislative session ended on May 9, and CONNSACS is pleased to announce the passage of several pieces of legislation that will benefit survivors of sexual violence.
On April 27th, 2012, CONNSACS held its annual meeting at the Inn at Middletown. In attendance were Governor Malloy and First Lady Cathy Malloy, CONNSACS staff, member program representatives, and community allies. The meeting was an opportunity to elect the CONNSACS board, celebrate the work of sexual assault crisis services programs, and present awards to two […]
In a new public service announcement, Governor Malloy and First Lady Cathy Malloy discuss the urgent need for Connecticut residents to talk about sexual violence and to reach out for help if they have been assaulted.