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Why Violence against Women Needs to Be Addressed


The Violence Against Women Act, also known as VAWA, is a federal law that emphasizes the importance of women’s safety and protection from domestic and sexual violence. The National Network to End Domestic Violence states that this act “creates and supports comprehensive, cost-effective responses to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking.”

Unfortunately, violence against women remains a widespread problem that society must address. Countless women seek mental health counseling to cope with the trauma inflicted on them by violent and dangerous people.

Women face numerous dangers simply because they are female. They can’t walk alone at night, enjoy themselves in public, or simply be themselves without fear of being stalked, assaulted, or degraded. Men control even clothing, believing that any woman who dresses confidently is “asking for it” and that anything bad that happens to her is her fault.

Misogynistic views and beliefs must be challenged as a society. Everyone, regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation, should be treated equally. As a result, we at PRP Learning Center of Baltimore, a provider of psychiatric recovery in Dundalk, Maryland, advocate for the improvement of community-based and criminal justice responses to stalking, domestic violence, dating violence, and sexual assault in the United States by supporting the Violence Against Women Act.

Through professional and dedicated mental health care, our psychiatric rehabilitation programs help women and other victims cope with trauma, anxiety, or depression. As staunch supporters of the VAWA, our staff goes above and beyond to re-empower and strengthen every woman.

We remind women that their experience will not defy their individuality and femininity. They are still strong, independent, and capable women capable of overcoming any obstacle in their lives.

We also offer rehabilitation counseling in Maryland.

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