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New Solicitations Being Released. It is solicitation season, and we will be releasing them regularly over the next months. Visit our Open Solicitations page to see what is open, the plan for future releases, and to sign up for an alert when we announce new ones.   

►Lists of Awards for Fiscal Year 2017 Grants. Listings of all grants are now online on the Award Page. The lists are sorted by state and program. Total = 751 awards for $450,840,083.  

►Sex Trafficking in Indian Country National Conference. January 30-31, 2018 in Agua Caliente, California. This conference explored the legal and social issues of sex trafficking through a culturally specific lens. Some activities will offer foundation-level understanding; others will offer specific, in-depth discussion about working with special populations. Learn more

OVW Blogs

Friday, April 13, 2018

“We must continue our work to eliminate sexual assault from our society and promote safe relationships, homes, and communities… We must support victims and survivors unremittingly.” These words from President Trump in his proclamation of April as National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month describe the commitment that all the staff at the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) bring to work every day.

Monday, January 8, 2018

In October 2017 the Department of Justice announced an initiative to combat sexual harassment in housing. The initiative specifically seeks to increase the Department’s efforts to protect women from harassment by landlords, property managers, maintenance workers, security guards, and other employees and representatives of rental property owners. The Office on Violence Against Women has a longstanding commitment to addressing the housing needs of victims and is helping to spread the word about this important initiative.  Here’s what the Deputy Director of the Office on Violence Against Women has to say.

Friday, October 27, 2017

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and 2017 is the 30th anniversary of the commemorative month. This article looks back at the accomplishments and changes over time, but it focuses on the future and how the face of domestic violence may change as the American population ages.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The more you know, the safer you will be. That axiom is certainly true for campuses that are working to prevent and reduce sexual assault. When campus communities know more about the many interconnected aspects of sexual assault, the safer their campus will be.

Friday, February 10, 2017

The Office on Violence Against Women consistently gives priority to proven strategies that further the common goal of ending domestic and sexual violence. Every two years, we submit a report to congress about the specific ways grants are impacting communities. This message summarizes the report. 

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Katharine Sullivan 
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Office on Violence Against Women
145 N St., NE, Suite 10W.121
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