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President Obama signs Violence Against Women act (10 images)

The law strengthens the criminal justice system's response to crimes against women, including domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking.
Updated: March 8, 2013 at 10:41 AM
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President Barack Obama gives a thumbs up after signing the Violence Against Women Act as he is joined by Vice President Joe Biden and members of women's organizations, law enforcement officials, tribal leaders, survivors, advocates and members of Congress, at the Interior Department on March 7, 2013. The law strengthens the criminal justice system's response to crimes against women, including domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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