On February 4, 2010, The International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA) was introduced in the Senate (S 2982) and the House of Representatives (HR 4594)!
The International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA) is an unprecedented effort by the United States to address violence against women globally. It directs the U.S. government to create a comprehensive, 5-year strategy to reduce violence in 10-20 diverse countries identified as having severe levels of violence against women (Amnesty International, 2010).
Click here to see testimony from Activist Humaira Shahid, from Pakistan who shares powerful remarks in support of I-VAWA and about their work in ending violence against women and girls:
A total of 25 Senators and 33 Members of the House co-sponsored I-VAWA at introduction in Congress.
Re-Drawing Resistance will work in collaboration with the IVAWA Coalition, comprised of more than 200 organizations, to support this legislation.