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Military Justice Now!

In light of recent events that illustrate the rampant epidemic of sexual abuse in the U.S. military, we’re standing up on behalf of a bipartisan, bicameral bill to reform the military justice system and protect victims of sexual abuse in the military. Take Action Now!

Do Your Part to Help End Child Marriage

In honor of the first International Day of the Girl Child on October 11th, Futures Without Violence is calling on our government leaders to end the harmful practice of child marriage – a form of gender-based violence and a human rights violation – globally. Check out the Girls Not Brides Toolkit to see how you can help raise awareness and make your voice heard. The toolkit includes suggested tweets, Facebook posts, grassroots letter templates, and more.  
 

Tell Your Senator to Support the Violence Against Women Act, including Health Programs

The United States Senate is expected to vote on the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act in mid-April. We need your help to make sure this life-saving legislation continues! Please take action now to urge your Senator to vote in support of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, S. 1925, when it comes to the floor.

Urge Representative Poe to Support the Safety of Women & Girls Internationally

We are counting on his support to introduce a resolution on ending violence against women and girls internationally, modeled after the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA). The resolution will make ending gender-based violence a top priority in U.S. international assistance.

Tell Your Senators to Save Women’s and Girls’ Lives and Oppose Further Cuts to Foreign Assistance Programs

This week, the Senate will vote on the 2012 foreign assistance budget. The bill contains critical language requiring the U.S. to develop a multi-year strategy to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence. Tell your Senators to pass this bill!

Urge Congress to support the Violence Against Women Health Initiative Act of 2011 (S. 1765/H.R.1578)

Urge Congress to support, the Violence Against Women Health Initiative Act of 2011 (S. 1765/H.R. 1578), to reauthorize the health programs started in VAWA. The programs strengthen the health system as an important entry point to reduce violence and abuse and improve the health status of women.Time is running out.Call or email your Representative now!

Urge President Obama to Include Funding for Gender-Based Violence in his FY2013 Budget Request!

Violence against women and girls is all too common around the world, whether in conflict or humanitarian crisis settings, or within the confines of the home. At least one out of every three women globally will be beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime, with rates reaching 70 percent in some countries. Urge President Obama to including funding for gender-based violence prevention and response in his FY2013 Budget Request.

Urge your Members of Congress to cosponsor the SAFE Teen Act today!

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four adolescents experiences emotional, physical, or sexual violence each year and one in ten adolescents reports being a victim of physical dating violence. As advocates, concerned parents, and teens, we urge you to co-sponsor and pass the SAFE Teen Act today.

Thank Michelle Obama for Urging African Youth to Unite for Women's Rights

While on an official trip to South Africa, the First Lady urged youth to unite to advance women's rights and take a stand against relationship violence. Send her a note applauding her leadership and for speaking out about this global issue to a generation that can change the future.

Thank President Obama for Making Gender Equality a Priority at USAID

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has established a new Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, to be led by Carla Koppell. This unprecedented appointment will ensure that women’s issues remain at the forefront of U.S. foreign policy and programs – an important step toward implementing the International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA). Send your thanks today!

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The Facts on Domestic, Dating and Sexual Violence