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Violence Against Women reauthorization adds protections for tribal women

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 5th, 2013

Cronkite News Service photo by Michelle Peirano
U.S. Representative Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Flagstaff, in a file photo with other Democratic women in the House who urged reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which includes provisions for immigrant, Native American and same-sex partners.

Washington Tribes will be able to prosecute non-Native abusers in tribal courts under an expansion of the Violence Against Women Act that won final approval Thursday.

President Barack Obama has already said he will sign the bill, which also expands domestic violence protections for immigrants, extends them to same-sex couples and includes funding for such programs.

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