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SOMALIA: A World Free of Violence

For Ruun Abdi of Somalia, IVAWA means a world where the women of her community are free from the every day threat of violence. Read More »

"The women of the world know that you have the power and capability to help women and girls across nations."

Ruun Abdi

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Violence Against Women- Timet To stop it

GENDER VIOLENCE- TIME TO STOP IT! When walking alone In the darkness Identifying myself with The silent serene, mood of the night I feel an electric current Passing through my limbs … Read More»

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For the Millions of Hushed Voices

From her home in Cameroon, Shekina urges President Obama to pass IVAWA to liberate women from what she calls a subtle and brutal form of slavery. Read More »

"Our imaginations cannot thrive when the world gives a deaf ear to the raging acts of violence that are perpetrated against us day and night."

Shekina

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My Hope for Afghan Women

Parwana Fayyaz urges President Obama and the US Senate to pass the International Violence Against Women Act, and shares her vision for a new Afghanistan—where women are empowered and free from violence. Read More »

"Although we are sometimes invisible, women too are traveling in this broken ship, and we are part of this land."

Parwana Fayyaz

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Help Pass the International Violence Against Women Act

Dear Voices of Our Future Applicants, … Read More»

Pass the International Violence Against Women Act

1 in 3 of the world's women has been abused in her lifetime. Violence against women is an enormous global problem that will take massive global action to solve. Read More »

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