Advocates and allies gathered in Hartford on the National Day of Action to kick off Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
This week, lawmakers will hear public testimony on making affirmative consent a state standard on CT campuses. CONNSACS intern, Meg Grant, speaks to the issue in today’s Hartford Courant!
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.