White House Order: Global Violence Against Women & Girls is Big News
August 10, 2012
Futures Without Violence President Esta Soler today welcomed The White House Executive Order on Preventing and Responding to Violence Against Women and Girls Globally.
“This is a historic moment. The United States is making a commitment at the highest level of our government to launch a strategic, multi-agency effort to end violence against women and girls globally. The White House today made clear that violence against women and girls is not only an immoral and repugnant scourge, but also an obstacle to fulfilling our nation’s top international priorities for fostering greater security, democracy, and economic development globally. It recognizes that ending violence against women and girls is an achievable goal and requires a concerted, multi-sectoral approach.”
“Today’s announcement is the culmination of many years of work by Futures Without Violence and partner advocates from across the country and around the world. It shows what is possible when there is meaningful collaboration between experts in the field and government officials. We are deeply appreciative of the critical leadership of President Obama, Vice President Biden, Secretary of State Clinton, and USAID Administrator Shah. Their actions bring renewed hope to women and girls, families, and communities around the world.”The White House Executive Order on Preventing and Responding to Violence Against Women and Girls Globally