Take Action To Stop Violence Against Women Today
Tell Your Senators to Save Women’s and Girls’ Lives and Oppose Further Cuts to Foreign Assistance Programs
This week, the Senate will vote on the 2012 foreign assistance budget. The bill contains critical language requiring the U.S. to develop a multi-year strategy to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence. Tell your Senators to pass this bill!
Urge Congress to support the Violence Against Women Health Initiative Act of 2011 (S. 1765/H.R.1578)
Urge Congress to support, the Violence Against Women Health Initiative Act of 2011 (S. 1765/H.R. 1578), to reauthorize the health programs started in VAWA. The programs strengthen the health system as an important entry point to reduce violence and abuse and improve the health status of women.Time is running out.Call or email your Representative now!
Violence against women and girls is all too common around the world, whether in conflict or humanitarian crisis settings, or within the confines of the home. 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. Urge President Obama to including funding for gender-based violence prevention and response in his FY2013 Budget Request.
Last introduced in the 111th Congress, the International Violence Against Women Act, calls for a comprehensive U.S. response to end violence against women and girls globally. Ask your Members to re-introduce and pass I-VAWA now!
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four adolescents experiences emotional, physical, or sexual violence each year and one in ten adolescents reports being a victim of physical dating violence. As advocates, concerned parents, and teens, we urge you to co-sponsor and pass the SAFE Teen Act today.
While on an official trip to South Africa, the First Lady urged youth to unite to advance women’s rights and take a stand against relationship violence. Send her a note applauding her leadership and for speaking out about this global issue to a generation that can change the future.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has established a new Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, to be led by Carla Koppell. This unprecedented appointment will ensure that women’s issues remain at the forefront of U.S. foreign policy and programs – an important step toward implementing the International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA). Send your thanks today!
There are many ways to help. You can make a difference. Whether it is by coming to a screening and becoming more aware of what is happening around the world, whether it is texting a donation or sending a note to Congress. Every person can make an impact.
Help us create CHANGE.
If you have seen the movie and the incredibly young children in Zimbabwe, you are probably already donating. How can you not? The resilience and the hope of these young children gives us all hope that we can begin to change the dialogue and start to address issues of violence and abuse inflicted on women and children.
If you can help us, give. Give for the child in each of us, that hopes to grow and become a healthy and happy part of the world. Give for those that never make it there.
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