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Posts Categorized: International Violence Against Women Act

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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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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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How the $1.8 Trillion Budget Package Will Help Prevent Violence Against Women

Learn more about how the $1.8 trillion budget passed by Congress will help prevent and end violence against women.
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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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New Sustainable Development Goals Announced

Wendy Gutierrez from our policy and advocacy team explains the new Sustainable Development Goals and how they address global gender-based violence.
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Is the International Violence Against Women Act the solution?

How will the International Violence Against Women Act help end global gender-based violence? Leila Milani from our policy team explains.
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2015 Open Square Summit Articles & Research

Download the Research-Evaluations-Analysis-Data (READ) for the 2015 Open Square Summit, which took place on April 28, 2015 at the Carnegie Library in Washington, D.C. Includes articles from participating organizations and individuals about the importance of education in the prevention of global gender-based violence.
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Using Communications to Help End Violence Against Women

Alana Garvin from our policy team talks about best practices and trends for creating effective communications material to help end violence against women across the globe.
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FUTURES Applauds Congress on the Re-introduction of the Violence Against Women Act

SAN FRANCISCO (March 11, 2015)—Today, the United States Senate re-introduced the International Violence Against Women Act (S.713), a groundbreaking piece of legislation aimed at preventing violence against women and girls across the globe. The announcement follows the House of Representative’s re-introduction of the bill (H.R.1340) last week in conjunction with International Women’s Day.
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On International Women’s Day Let’s Push to End Global Gender-Based Violence!

This International Women's Day, let's urge Congress to prevent violence against women and girls worldwide.
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Guest Blog Post: Using Technology to Create Safer Public Spaces for Women

Guest blogger Kalpana Viswanath talks about Safetipin, a phone app that leverages user-generated data to evaluate the safety of public spaces in India.
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Today Marks the Beginning of 16 Days of Activism!

Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and marks the start of 16 Days of Activism!
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U.S. Government Allocates $150 Million to Prevent Global Gender-Based Violence

For the first time, U.S. government has allocated $150 million specifically for ending gender-based violence globally.
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Senate Hearing on Global GBV

Senate holds hearing on global gender-based violence.
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Advocates Turn Horrific Events Into Successful Call for Action

Rates of rape and sexual assault often spike during times of conflict or crisis, like the current situations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Pushing the Elephant tells the story of how Rose Mapendo survived brutal violence in war-torn DRC.
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Futures Celebrates International Day of the Girl (10/11)

We applaud the United Nations for recognizing the value of girls and declaring October 11th the International Day of the Girl. Every girl deserves to live an empowered life free of discrimination, abuse, economic disparities, and violence.
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The Facts on International Gender-Based Violence

Information and statistics on how women in developing countries face particular challenges when it comes to gender-based violence.
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IVAWA Summary

Download this IVAWA Summary fact sheet to learn more about the International Violence Against Women Act.
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