Congress Should Pass “Violence Against Women” Legislation | Freedom House

Congress Should Pass “Violence Against Women” Legislation


In response to the re-introduction of the International Violence Against Women Act in the U.S. Congress, Freedom House released the following statement:
“Violence against women is an egregious human rights violation with worldwide impact, with one in three women experiencing violence in their lifetime,” said Mark P. Lagon, president of Freedom House. “For freedom to flourish, women and girls must able to participate fully in society without fear. We applaud the bipartisan cosponsors of this important legislation, which would improve U.S. efforts to make the elimination of violence against women and girls a top foreign policy priority.  We urge Congress to swiftly pass this legislation and move one step closer to ending the global epidemic of gender-based violence.”  

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