[Episcopal Public Policy Network policy alert] Globally, an estimated one-in-three women will experience physical, sexual and psychological abuse in their lifetime. At its core, this global epidemic is fueled by traditions, beliefs, and practices that view women less-than-equal to men. On a larger scale, these acts have led to creation of systems that infringe on the rights of women. Women and girls in developing countries experience particularly high rates of gender-based violence. Some of this violence is perpetuated in the form of battery, honor killings, rape, trafficking, and female genital cutting.
In March, a number of Representatives and Senators reintroduced the International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA), legislation which seeks to prevent violence against women and girls overseas. Please take action below to urge your Senators and Representative to support this bill.
Go HERE to take action and tell your member of Congress you support I-VAWA!