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September 12, 2005
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A Senate committee passed a bill reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. The Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 8 approved the legislation, which provides services to victims of domestic violence and works to protect women and children from abuse. “Since this groundbreaking legislation first passed, violence against women has dropped; domestic violence is down by 50 percent; murder by an abusive partner is down 22 percent; and now more than half of rape victims report the crime,” said June Walker, president of Hadassah. “But much more can and must be done to protect the women of our nation.”

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