Stop Violence Against Women
Violence against women and girls has devastating consequences across the globe. Nearly one billion women will be beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during their lifetimes, whether at the hands of family members, government security forces or armed rebels. From Sudan to Haiti, many AJWS partners across continents witness this brutal reality in their communities every day.
Although there are many international, national and regional efforts in place to combat violence against women, these efforts are piecemeal and uncoordinated. Finally, after decades of silence and inaction, there is a bill that will bolster and coordinate U.S. efforts to end violence against women across the globe: the International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA, H.R. 4594, S. 2982).
But time is running out! Congress must move quickly to pass I-VAWA before they adjourn for the year.
Can you call your member of Congress to tell them to pass I-VAWA?
Please call the D.C. office of your member of Congress.