VOAVideo: Human Rights Groups: US Should Lead Fight for Women
According to the World Health Organization, one in three women in the world will experience violence in her lifetime. Human Rights groups are urging members of Congress to pass the International Violence Against Women Act. The Act would require a commitment by the U.S. government to address and end violence against women and girls globally. It would fund a five-year program to reduce violence in countries where the problem is most serious. Read more...
VOANews Special English: Targeting Violence Aimed at Women in Conflicts
On IN THE NEWS: ''Violence against women is not prosecuted because it is not a top government and urgent social priority,'' actress and U.N. goodwill ambassador Nicole Kidman told U.S. lawmakers.