jueves, 7 de mayo de 2009

Mother's Day and Violence Against Women

From Amnesty International

Ground-breaking legislation that could help end violence against women around the world is in Senator Kerry's hands.
Tell him to reintroduce the International Violence Against Women Act by Mother's Day.

Dear Friends,
This Mother's Day you have the opportunity to give the greatest gift by defending the rights of mothers everywhere. Send a message to the Congressional leadershipto
reintroduce the International Violence Against Women Act by Mother's Day, May 10.
Amnesty International USA has worked with a coalition of supporters to draft the International Violence Against Women Act. Last week, we sent Senators Kerry and Lugar, the Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, a final draft of the legislation. Now, it's up to them to say "yes" to ending violence against women – walk the bill over to the floor of the Senate and reintroduce it this week.
Let them know you think that ending violence against women should be a priority.

The International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA) is an unprecedented effort by the United States to address violence against women globally. One out of every three women worldwide will be physically or sexually abused during her lifetime. Violence against women and girls is a violation of human rights. Violence and abuse devastates the lives of millions of women, knows no national or cultural barriers, and most importantly, it must be stopped.
Send a message to Kerry and Lugar that you want to put an end to this epidemic of violence against women. After you take action you will be able to send a Mother's Day card to your friends and family encouraging them to take action as well.
Together we can defend the rights of mothers and daughters everywhere.
Thanks for your support,
Meredith Larson
Director, Stop Violence Against Women Campaign
Amnesty International USA

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