The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is a landmark piece of legislation that sought to improve criminal justice and community-based responses to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking in the United States.
The OVW was charged with implementing the VAWA legislation and, along with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), administering grant programs to state and local governments.
9262 also known as the "Anti-Violence Against Women and their children (VAWC) Act of 2004." It also contains the implementing rules and regulations for this law.
This handbook is one of four handbooks on laws on Filipino women reprinted by the NCRFW namely: Republic Act 7877: the Anti Sexual Harassment Act of 1995, Republic Act 8353: the Anti-Rape Law of 1997, Republic Act 9208: the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003, and Republic Act 9292: the Anti-Violence Against Women and their children (VAWC) Act of 2004.
Some argued that the act attempted to undermine grassroots organizations.
Others argued that the law implies that women are in need of paternalistic assistance from the state.