women is a horrific and pervasive human rights crisis that demands our
response. Far too many women and girls around the world fall prey to
traffickers, are attacked as they attend school, endure violence in the home,
or are raped as a weapon of war. 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.
re-introduced a bi-partisan International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA)
lead by Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Susan Collins (R-ME), Mark Kirk (R-IL),
Robert Menendez (D-NJ), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) in time for Mother’s
Day. The House of Representatives also re-introduced IVAWA this past
November with bipartisan support from Representatives Jan Schakowsky (D-IL),
Richard Hanna (R-NY), Chris Gibson (R-NY), Nita Lowey (D-NY), Eliot Engel
(D-NY), and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL).
IVAWA calls for a
comprehensive U.S. response to end violence against women and girls globally
Please urge your
Members of Congress to pass IVAWA today!
Please Support the International Violence Against Women Act!
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]