Stand with Survivors: Tell Your Senators That You Support VAWA!
The U.S. House recently voted to re-authorize the Violence Against Women Act, expanding and re-affirming its scope, but the National Rifle Association (NRA) is now urging Senators to reject VAWA’s reauthorization because of a new provision that would block any person convicted of stalking or physical abuse from purchasing a firearm.
Stand with survivors and stand up to the NRA. Urge your Senators to follow the House’s lead and support this life-saving legislation today.
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No Time Limit on Equality: Tell Congress to Remove the Deadline for ERA Ratification!
The Equal Rights Amendment makes a simple promise: “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” And more than ever, it’s time to hold the nation accountable for fulfilling its commitment to equality for all.
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Stand Shoulder-to-Shoulder With Afghan Women: Demand an Inclusive Peace-Making Process!
Afghan women are demanding inclusion in the peace negotiations with the Taliban led by the U.S. Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad. Afghan women fear losing their rights in the peace talks, as guarantees of human rights in general and women’s rights in particular have not been made a prerequisite for any settlement.
The Afghan Women’s Network, comprised of 125 women’s organizations and 3,500 individual members from all regions of Afghanistan, first protested the absence of women when the talks began in 2018. In March 2019, some 750 women leaders from all provinces met to again raise concerns about the exclusion of women. They also object to the Taliban’s refusal to meet with the democratically-elected representatives of the Afghan government.