International Violence Against Women Act

Impact
Naila Amin paints a picture of a village near the mountains, of cows lazily ambling through the fields that surround it, of
Impact
Treated as a right of passage, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is viewed by many parents as a prerequisite for their daughters to find suitable husbands.
Impact
The reality is, to truly respond to gender-based violence, we need a holistic approach that seeks to change attitudes and social norms, ensure legal protections and train law enforcement, and provide the services necessary for survivors to seek effective recourse and heal.
Women
Let me suggest one area where the two parties should easily find agreement: ending violence against women and girls. Truth is, if politicians can't agree that violence against women -- rape, domestic abuse, so-called "honor killings" -- should be eliminated, what can they agree on?
Impact
Women and girls, men and boys all share the right to live free of violence, which is, unfortunately, experienced by both men and women. Women and girls, however, disproportionately experience violence due to a deeply rooted global culture of gender discrimination.
Religion
The kind of love-of-neighbor Jesus taught is neither wimpy nor namby pamby. It takes action.
Impact
It happens in Boston, Massachusetts. It happens in Kolkata, India. More human beings are currently enslaved than at any time in history.
Women
Will having more women in high-level positions eliminate all gender violence? No. But there's a link between seeing women in power -- and empowered -- and seeing them as equals.
The World Post
Why are we still arguing over the definition of genocide and femicide and spending fortunes counting the numbers of raped women rather than stopping the atrocities?
Impact
Risley's film "Tapestries of Hope" is now complete and set to be released next week. She affectionately refers to the film
The World Post
When it comes to protecting women from violence, experts are realizing that economic self-sufficiency offers a method of prevention.
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Without enough women, some Indian girls from poor areas are being sold as wives to higher caste men. Often these girls service more than one male and are kept essentially as sex slaves.
The World Post
The International Violence Against Women Act was introduced in the last Congress, with bipartisan support. Following today's hearing, we expect it to be introduced again. This time, it must not languish.