As a country, the US has made much progress on the way to ending domestic violence. But—like with most good work-- there’s always more work to be done. On Thursday, March 7 President Barack Obama signed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) back into law. While Congress failed to reauthorize VAWA in 2011, this time it made it through the House with 286 votes for it, and 138 against. There are more than a few reasons to feel pretty great about the bill’s passing.