Blog: Advocacy

  • Posted by Iba Dervishaj on Friday, November 22, 2013

    On Wednesday, November 20, advocates working to combat gender-based violence delivered testimonies at the Tom Lantos Commission on Human Rights Hearing on Gender-Based Violence urging Congressional action to end violence against women and girls.

    At the hearing, Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) announced that she would reintroduce the International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA) on November 21. This marks the fourth time the bill is being reintroduced in the House, and advocates everywhere are rallying for its passage.

  • Posted by Roxanne Stachowski on Tuesday, September 6, 2011
    Congressman to Release Draft Legislation

    The United States is the largest bilateral donor of official development assistance in the world, providing billions of dollars every year for humanitarian and long-term development support. Right now, thanks to this assistance, millions of people affected by drought and famine in the Horn of Africa are receiving food, water and other vital emergency supplies. Haitians are rebuilding their roads, businesses and spirit after the earthquake of 2010.

  • Posted by Roxanne Stachowski on Wednesday, April 27, 2011

    Recent years have brought remarkable progress in the way the U.S. government alleviates poverty, eradicates disease and drives sustainable economic growth around the world. President George W. Bush’s Millennium Challenge Corporation and President Barack Obama’s Presidential Study Directive on Global Development have improved the effectiveness and efficiency of U.S.

  • Posted by Roxanne Stachowski on Friday, April 8, 2011

    Today, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton released the State Department’s Annual Human Rights Report and for the second consecutive year, child marriage is recognized for what it is – a gross human rights violation. This detailed analysis describes the extent to which child marriage is a problem and what actions are being taken to prevent it in 20 countries with the highest prevalence rates.

  • Posted by Ann Warner on Wednesday, November 17, 2010
    New Laws Advance Rights, But Sustainable Change Takes Time

    During a recent meeting in Ethiopia with lawyers and advocates working for women’s rights in East Africa, my colleagues and I were inspired to see how countries have made strides in advancing women’s empowerment and gender equality on a policy level.