Violence against women and girls is one of the world’s most pervasive human rights abuses with one out of every three women experiencing violence during her lifetime. Violence affects the ability of women and girls to access the full spectrum of their human rights. Violence destabilizes countries, impedes economic progress, and prevents women from creating better lives for themselves and their families.
The International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA, H.R. 3571) had a strong bipartisan reintroduction in the House of Representatives in November 2013. On May 8, 2014 Senators Boxer, Collins, Menendez, Kirk and Shaheen reintroduced the bipartisan I-VAWA in the Senate, S. 2307. I-VAWA is a key piece of legislation that would make ending violence against women a diplomatic and foreign assistance priority for the U.S. Government. I-VAWA would streamline and improve existing U.S. government efforts to stop the global crisis of violence against women and girls. The bill continues to gain bipartisan support in the House and will be introduced in the Senate in the coming weeks.
Women and girls around the world have the right to live free from fear and harm: I-VAWA would support and codify the U.S. Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-Based Violence Globally and direct the US government to implement the strategy in at least 5 countries where gender-based violence is severe.
By supporting health, legal, economic, social, and humanitarian assistance sectors and incorporating violence prevention and response into such programs, I-VAWA places women and girls at the center of U.S. foreign policy. The bill is designed to give support and protection to survivors of violence, hold perpetrators accountable, and reinforce efforts to change public attitudes that support or condone violence.
I-VAWA contains best practice provisions for preventing and responding to violence against women during times of peace and times of conflict. By incorporating gender-based violence awareness and prevention into foreign assistance programs that currently exist, the bill would enable the U.S. government to develop a faster and more efficient response to violence against women in humanitarian emergencies and conflict-related situations.
I-VAWA is groundbreaking legislation that addresses the needs of millions of women experiencing violence and abuse every year all over the world. These women cannot wait. Help make the 1-in-3 women who experience violence become none-in-3. Please commit to the protection of ALL women by cosponsoring the International Violence Against Women Act today!
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I have read this week a wonderful book, Painted lory – Romanian Monasteries is a remarkble art work that fills the historical gap left for many decades, brilliant and convincing in promoting Romania’s cultural heritage to the World.The authors, Carmen and Isabelle Sabau are rendering a higly analytic picture in words of the famous Romanian Monasteries built in the XIVth and XVI th Century in Moldovia and Bucovina, on Romanian territories.
The uplifting spiritual experience is translated into colorful frescoes and scenes from the Orthodox iconography on the walls of the monastic complexes. “The Annunciation” church of the former Monastery of Moldovita was built by Petru Rares, and the colors of the frescoes, or exterior mural paintings, are the best preserved of their kind. The sacred is present in every frescoe, the history of creation and “the Fall of man onto sin” are well preserved, , while…
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