VAWA passage is a victory for women's rights advocates

Following up on Mother Jones' recent special report on domestic violence, Ann Friedman notes that Congress's reauthorization on Saturday of the Violence Against Women Act is being hailed as a victory by women's rights advocates. As one activist says, "There was a sustained level of drama, trying to figure out if...desperately-needed programs were going to make it in. I guess Santa decided he was going to be beneficent." Read the full story and find out what provisions made it into the final bill here.