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Pass the International Violence Against Women Act

One in three women worldwide will experience a form of physical or sexual violence at some point in her lifetime. The recent kidnapping of over 200 Nigerian girls illustrates the urgent need to better protect women around the world from violence, trafficking, and exploitation. In response to the #BringBackOurGirls campaign, a bipartisan group of Senators have reintroduced the International Violence Against Women Act.

Support the #BringBackOurGirls campaign on social media., urge Congress to pass the International Violence Against Women Act (H.R. 3571) and thank the President for his offers of support and insist that he continue working to ensure that these young women can return home speedily and safely.

Passing the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA) would be a strong statement that ending violence against women and girls is a top American priority. IVAWA would help address the issue of violence against women by combining existing U.S. foreign aid with support for anti-violence programs and survivor resources. IVAWA would also give the Office of Global Women’s Issues at the State Department the authority to create and direct the implementation of a global strategy to address violence against women.

Hadassah is a longtime supporter of the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization and proudly advocated for its reauthorization earlier this year. The Violence Against Women Act provides assistance to victims of domestic and dating violence, sexual assault and stalking—both women and men—by facilitating coordinated community responses to these crimes, funding specialized training for various levels of law enforcement, and supporting community-based organizations that offer programs for victims.


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