End Violence Against Women and Girls

During the past 20 years sexual violence against women and girls has been a weapon of war. As many as 50,000 women and girls were raped during the war in Bosnia. And right now, rape is rampant in the Congo. Women and girls are raped and abused every day in almost every conflict around the world.

But you can help. Tell your elected officials in Congress to:
- Fund programs that prevent violence and respond to incidents of rape against women and girls;
- Support efforts to help women and girls recover their dignity, health, livelihood, and families;
- Include anti-sexual violence initiatives in relevant international assistance programs.

Tell Congress to make the fight against sexual violence a top priority for U.S. foreign policy and foreign assistance funding.
Dear [Decision maker]:

I urge you to fight against sexual violence a top priority for U.S. foreign policy and foreign assistance funding.

During most conflicts around the world, women and girls are targeted for sexual violence. Women and girls who live in conflict-affected regions are especially vulnerable to sexual abuse and exploitation.

The U.S. Government must make it a priority end this brutality. The U.S. can make a real difference in the lives of millions of women and girls across the globe.

I urge Congress to:

-- Fund programs that prevent violence, save lives, and respond effectively to the needs of women and girls who have faced violence

-- Support initiatives that allow survivors of sexual violence to recover their dignity, health, livelihood, and families

-- Promote greater access for women and girls to education and training so they can support themselves, sustain a livelihood, and contribute to their communities

-- Support community awareness and education programs that also target men and boys so that they can begin to break the cycle of sexual violence

-- Provide technical assistance to countries in developing political, legal, and institutional structures required to address violence against women and girls

-- Support international health programs and justice initiatives that are respectful and responsive to the needs of victims of sexual violence

Women and girls must be able to fulfill their potential and be free from the scourge of sexual violence and exploitation. I believe the U.S. Government should lead the way through generous foreign assistance programs and assertive diplomatic initiatives.

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