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Celebrate VAWA’s 22 Years of Empowering Women with Esta Soler’s Inspiring TED Talk

This week marks the 22nd anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act, landmark legislation that has drastically changed how society views domestic, sexual, and family violence. Previous to this shift in culture, most legislators thought of the issue of …

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How Pets are Caught in the Crossfire of Domestic Violence

For the last 3 months, I have been on an …

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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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An Alarm Bell is Ringing

When I last checked the Internet, the now-famous letter from

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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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What International Women’s Day Means to Me

Guest blogger and McCain Institute Fellow Francine Nabintu from the Democratic Republic of the Congo writes about what International Women's Day means to her.
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