In her lifetime, approximately one in three women around the world will suffer violence simply because she is a woman. Sex trafficking, rape during times of war, and domestic violence are destructive forces not just for women, but for entire communities. This cannot continue.
Your legislators have the power to speak out against this systemic violence against women, and rally support for innovative programs that decrease acts of violence.
Please ask Congress to make women's safety an urgent priority. Their leadership could mean the difference between life and death for a woman or girl.
In her lifetime, one in three women globally will suffer from the first-hand effects of violence. This violence against women is a global health crisis and human rights violation that contributes directly to instability and insecurity throughout our world.
I am asking you to take a stand for women.
You have the power to speak out against this systemic violence against women, and rally support for innovative programs that decrease acts of violence.
I’m urging you to make it a priority to:
-Improve our government's ability to respond to systemic violence against women
-Provide aid to women's groups on the ground working to help survivors.
-Support innovative programs that decrease acts of violence.
-Focus resources on prevention and ensure that dollars are used in the most effective ways possible.
Your leadership could inspire the international community to stand up and demand better for women around the world. Please make a difference in the lives of millions of women and girls by making their safety a priority today.
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