Demanding justice for Native survivors

UltraViolet successfully pushed for the passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and since then, intimate partner violence has fallen by two-thirds. But Native women–more than 80% of whom experience violence in their lifetimes, mostly at the hand of someone who is not Native–have not benefited from VAWA due to outdated, racist laws that mean tribal courts often cannot prosecute offenders.

UltraViolet members continue to push Congress to pass the Justice for Native Survivors of Sexual Violence Act to allow tribal prosecution of sexual assault, sex trafficking, and stalking of non-Native offenders, no matter where they reside.