Combat Violence Against Women

Human Trafficking WomanOne in three women worldwide will experience a form of physical or sexual violence at some point in her lifetime. The U.S. must send a strong statement that ending violence against women and girls, in the U.S. and worldwide, is a top American priority.

International Violence Against Women Act
The International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA), reintroduced by Rep. Janice Schakowsky, 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. This crucial legislation (H.R. 1340), 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. Urge your legislators to cosponsor and support the International Violence Against Women Act.

Violence Against Women Act
Hadassah is a longtime supporter of the Violence Against Women Act (WAWA), which was reauthorized in 2013 after a fierce legislative battle. 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. Urge Congress to continue all essential funding to support VAWA programs.

Combat Human Trafficking
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