Tuesday, October 13, 2009

What are they waiting for?

"Violence against women is a global pandemic and the facts are staggering. Though the United States has an important vehicle to combat it - the International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA) - the Act lies dormant. I-VAWA was introduced in the US Congress in 2007, but never came to a vote before Congress adjourned. It was re-introduced in 2008, but has not been introduced in 2009, although a strong coalition of organizations has circulated petitions. "


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