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!
As the 113th Congress is sworn in this week, there is no time to waste in addressing the needs of victims. We call on the 113th Congress to act immediately on VAWA this month and pass a bill that safely and effectively meets the needs of all victims. VAWA serves as the guiding infrastructure and national commitment to addressing violence against women in the United States. In 2012 we worked hard to include key provisions that expanded services and programs for housing, campus and sexual assault provisions and enhanced services and explicit programs for communities of color, immigrant, tribal and LGBT victims and survivors. We need a legislation that protects ALL victims. Take action now!
Urge President Obama to Fund Programs that Prevent and Respond to Violence against Women and Girls Globally
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. In solidarity with the two women in India who endured brutal sexual assaults, one fatally, the attack on 14-year-old Malala Yousufzai of Pakistan, and the countless other women and girls around the world, join us in urging President Barack Obama to include funding for gender-based violence prevention and response in his Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request.
Introduced on June 7, 2012 in the House of Representatives, the International Violence Against Women Act (H.R. 5905), calls for a comprehensive U.S. response to end violence against women and girls globally. Ask your Members of Congress to cosponsor and pass I-VAWA now!
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.
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!
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.
Last introduced in the 111th Congress, the International Violence Against Women Act, calls for a comprehensive U.S. response to end violence against women and girls globally. Ask your Members to re-introduce and pass I-VAWA now!
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.
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.
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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