Grassroots Organizing Toolkit Available for the Violence Against Women Act 2005
Monday, June 27, 2005 10:40 AM

The Sheila Wellstone Institute has released a toolkit designed to help organize efforts to reauthorize the United States' Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in 2005.

The toolkit includes background information, instructions for forming grassroots organizations, and how-to guides for taking effective action.  While it is specifically oriented for action in support of VAWA reauthorization, the toolkit's resources are applicable for other grassroots advocacy.

Passed in 1994 and reenacted in 2000, VAWA has aimed to aid responses from communities and the criminal justice system to victims of domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, and other forms of violence against women.  VAWA 2005 seeks to continue and broaden these efforts.  Information on VAWA 2005 can be found here.

Compiled from: The Sheila Wellstone Institute, "The Violence Against Women Act 2005 Grassroots Organizing Toolkit," 7 June 2005,

National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women, "Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization,"