VAWA Passes In Congress | VideoJulie Leonardi | 2/28/2013
Dena Filler, Director of the Domestic Violence Crisis Center, is thrilled about the bill. “Now that it`s passed by both the senate and the house and is headed for the President’s desk. We`re pretty excited about that fact that it was a lot of hard work by a lot of different people to make this happen.”
Senator Heitkamp is also pleased with how everything turned out. “We are thrilled! Not only that it passed, but that it passed with such important provisions for Native American women and for all of our families, for all of our people in North Dakota.”
Native American women who live on reservations face a much higher rate of domestic violence and sexual assault than other women.