Nov 6, 2018
In December of 1990, Tracey Thurman came to Washington DC to testify before a Senate Hearing. Then-Senator Joe Biden of Delaware invited her to testify as Congress considered a Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) to address widespread intimate partner violence and a lack of resources for victims.
Although bitterness against the police was an undertone in her testimony, she avoided blaming them in this statement, instead listing their problematic responses, focusing on prevention and asking for better protection for women in the future.
Marissa Jones of The Vanished Podcast reads Tracey's brief statement for the episode and then we'll look at the WAVA and where it stands today. Spoiler alert -- if you live in the US call your representative today and demand it be renewed by December 7, 2018.
Marissa Jones of The Vanished Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-vanished-podcast/id1081124929?mt=2
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Resources in the US:
Need help? In the United States call 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.
Resources in Australia:
The Allison Baden-Clay Foundation has an excellent list of many resources available
Resources in the UK:
Paladin: National Stalking Advocacy Service,
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