Wednesday, October 22, 2008

International violence against women artical

International violence against women artical.

International Violence Against Women Act
Violence against women and girls represents a global health, economic development, and human rights problem. At least one out of every three women worldwide are beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime, with rates reaching 70% in some countries. The International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA) is an unprecedented effort by the United States to address violence against women globally.
The United States has a valuable opportunity to raise the issue of women's rights in its diplomatic work. Finally, we can work together to end the suffering of millions of women and girls.I-VAWA introduced in the House
Good News! Rep. Chris Shays (R-CT) became the first Republican to co-sponsor the House Bill on I-VAWA (H.R. 5927). Acheiving strong bi-partisan support is essential to ensuring that I-VAWA passes and women around the world are protected against violence. » See Senate co-sponsors supporting I-VAWA (S. 2279)» See House co-sponsors supporting I-VAWA (H.R. 5927)

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