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Posts Categorized: Ending Gender-based Violence Globally

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FUTURES Testifies on Need to Address Women, Gender when fighting Violent Extremism

FUTURES Senior Policy Advocate Leila Milani spoke to a packed congressional meeting room November 3 on ways to reduce violent extremism and promote women’s rights and safety.
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Thankful for the Heroines Who Are Gone but Not Forgotten

On the International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women, we remember and honor four women who fought for social justice.
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What I learned from leading a girls empowerment group in Zambia

I was a community development volunteer in rural Zambia for …

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Reshma Quereshi: A Powerful Advocate of New York Fashion Week

Reshma Bano Qureshi, a teenager from India, walked for a …

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Reflections On the United State of Women Summit

FUTURES’ Program Specialist for Policy and Communications, Wendy Gutierrez reflects on the first United State of Women Summit, convened by The White House.
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Did You Know That Pakistan’s Islamic Council Wants To Legalize Domestic Violence?

The global community was recently outraged by legislation passed in …

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Guest Blogger: The Trek for Water: How Scarcity Impacts Girls in Impoverished Regions

Elizabeth, many girls and women often travel in darkness to water sources so they can return before sunrise. During this time, they are more susceptible to violence and sexual assault. In Zambia and other countries, girls know there is a risk of rape every time they leave their homes to fetch water. But neglecting their water collecting duties, or waiting until a safer hour of the day, are not choices these women are allowed to make.
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Labor Trafficking and the Intersection with Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Labor Trafficking and the Intersection with Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Date: May 17th, 2016, 11:00-12:30pm PST

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This webinar provides an introductory overview of labor trafficking, explores the intersection with domestic violence and …

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Secretary of State John Kerry Announces Launch of U.S. Global Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls

On Tuesday, March 16th 2016 Secretary of State John Kerry announced the launch of the U.S. Global Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls (Strategy) at the Department of State, demonstrating the Administration’s commitment to place gender equality and the advancement of women and girls at the forefront of U.S. foreign policy.
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FUTURES Hosts Congressional Briefing on Gender-based Violence in Humanitarian Settings

On March 24, 2016, FUTURES hosted a congressional briefing in Washington, D.C. on gender-based violence in humanitarian settings with special guest Representative Mike Honda.
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President Obama Issues International Women’s Day Statement

President Obama issues statement on International Women's Day, highlighting the White House's commitment to helping women and girls across the globe reach their full potential.
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Oscars Shed Light on Sexual Abuse and Violence

FUTURES Director of Communications Marsha Robertson says her favorite moments from the 88th Academy Awards are also the ones that shine a light on gender-based violence.
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Driving Awareness of Human Trafficking, At Home and Abroad

Leila Milani from the FUTURES policy team outlines the need for education and policy change to help end human trafficking.
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Guest Post: I’m 9,000 Miles Away From Home!

Get to know Francine Nabintu, our FUTURES fellow and McCain Institute Next Generation Leader from the Democratic Republic of the Congo!
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16 Days of Activism is Ending, But Our Commitment to Education Isn’t

While 16 Days of Activism is coming to a close, FUTURES will continue our commitment to helping women and girls across the globe reach their full political, social, and economic potential.
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