One of every three women in the world faces violence, coercion, or abuse as part of her everyday life -- and more than 70% of women will experience violence in their lifetime.
From physical and sexual abuse, to sex trafficking, to honor killings, women across the world are subject to coercion and violence in their day-to-day lives -- and it is time for the United States to take a stand.
By prioritizing ending violence against women, the U.S. could send a powerful message to hundreds of millions of women worldwide that our respect for their safety and the value of their lives is something worth standing up for.
Sign this petition and tell your members of Congress to prioritize preventing rape and violence in conflict zones, stopping sex trafficking, and helping survivors of physical and sexual abuse recover.
Violence against women is a large and complicated problem, cutting across geography, class, and culture. I support establishing an international network of women’s organizations and relief groups to prevent rape and violence in conflict zones, stop sex trafficking, and help survivors of physical and sexual abuse to recover. But more importantly, I ask you to make protecting and valuing women across the globe a cornerstone of U.S. policy.
Please stand up against violence -- and stand up for women.