Tell Congress to Support IVAWA!

Nigeria recently passed a law outlawing female genital mutilation (FGM) – a painful and scarring practice that is estimated to have affected over 125 million women worldwide.This is a huge win!

If you haven’t heard, there is a bill in Congress that would amp up the United States’ role in protecting women and girls worldwide. The International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA) would connect women with the legal support, education, and economic opportunity they need, while ensuring that women and girls in humanitarian crises are protected from violence.

As we celebrate with women and girls in Nigeria, we’re seizing the moment to tell Congress that now is the time to pass IVAWA.

Support the International Violence Against Women Act

Dear [Member of Congress],

If you haven't heard, Nigeria recently decided to end the practice of Female Genital Mutilation. This is a huge step forward for women and now it is time for the United States to take the next step. I am writing to urge you to cosponsor the 2015 International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA).

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]

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