The Dangers of Cutting Funding for the Violence Against Women Act

February 13, 2017

Multiple sources, including the conservative website The Hill, have reported that the new administration in Washington is considering cutting federal funds that support VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) grants.  The grants fund domestic violence related programs across the US.

Sojourners recently ran a piece featuring CFT Executive Council member and domestic violence expert Dr. Christy Sim, outlining why these cuts would be a big mistake.

Read “If We Cut VAWA, Domestic Violence Responders Can’t Do Their Jobs” by Rev. Amy Gopp and Rev. Dr. Sally MacNichol.  Please do what you can to let your representatives in Washington know where you stand on this issue.


posted by Marg Herder



Marg Herder
Marg Herder is the Director of Public Information for EEWC-CFT, a Christian feminist organization working for gender (and LGBTQIA) justice in Christianity since 1974. She is the content manager and developer of the organization’s website, Christian Feminism Today. Marg identifies as a trans* lesbian writer, musician, and feminist spiritual seeker. She works to draws attention to the ongoing violence directed at women and LGBTQIA people in this “Christian” society, the desperate need for an understanding of God that includes the Divine Feminine, and Christ/Sophia’s desire that each of us move deeper into our own practice of non-violence.


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