Violence against 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.
On November 21, 2013, The International Violence
Against Women Act (I-VAWA) was re-introduced in the House by Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), with bipartisan support from Reps.
Nita Lowey (D-NY), Eliot Engel (D-NY), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Richard Hanna (R-NY), and Chris Gibson (R-NY).
I-VAWA calls for a comprehensive U.S. response to end
violence against women and girls globally by:
urge your Members of Congress to pass I-VAWA today!
Please Support the International Violence Against Women Act!
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