A joint statement from VT Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Vermont Works for Women, Planned Parenthood Vermont Action Fund, Voices for Vermont’s Children, The Vermont Women’s Fund and Women’s March Vermont: We stand with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford as she testifies today before the Senate Judiciary Committee. As organizations that work on issues impacting the well-being of women and girls in Vermont, we know that this … Read More
Click here to view a summary of laws passed during Vermont’s 2018 legislative session that impact victims and survivors of stalking, sexual assault and domestic violence.
In a recent Op-Ed in VTDigger, Karen Tronsgard-Scott, Executive Director, highlighted the important link between mass shootings, gun reform and domestic violence. Read the full commentary here!
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Each year, the Vermont Network works in partnership with it’s Member Organizations and stakeholders to develop a policy agenda that drives public policy and advocacy during the legislative session. Please click here to read this year’s policy agenda.
In the light of the #MeToo campaign and the almost daily revelations about sexual misconduct, many people are talking about “this moment” and the “turning tide” of the acceptance of sexual harassment and assault. I’ve been thinking about this along with every other woman, and wondering if we really are turning a corner. We are at this moment in Vermont, … Read More
Celebrating, Reflecting and Looking Forward: Network Horizon – Issue 2 Read the Fall 2017 Issue of the Network Horizon – our newsletter to connect you with the movement to end gender based violence here in Vermont. To read the latest issue, click here! Better yet, sign up to receive the Horizon straight to your inbox by clicking here.
Vermont Public Radio’s Vermont Edition took a recent in-depth look at the relationship between domestic violence and homicide. Auburn Watersong of the Vermont Network joined J.P. Sinclair of the Vermont State Police and Mark Davis of Seven Days to discuss this issue and recent media coverage of several high profile homicides in Vermont. Check out the full interview here!
The 2017 Legislative Wrap-Up contains detailed information about the bills and statutes passed in the Vermont Legislature during the 2017 legislative session. This year’s wrap up includes information on bills related to sexual violence, disarming abusive individuals and economic justice priorities.
On May 24th, Governor Phil Scott signed H. 74 An Act Relating to Domestic and Sexual Violence into law. This comprehensive bill: Creates a Bill of Rights for sexual assault survivors Updates the emergency relief from abuse statute Eliminates the Statute of Limitations on Sexual Assault Protects the Rape Victim’s Right to Child Custody Updates in statute the misdemeanor crime … Read More