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Victory for women's rights!

Thanks to activists picking up the phone and sending a storm of emails in the final hours leading up to a crucial vote on women's rights, we are proud to announce victory!

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to make the Office for Global Women’s Issues permanent. This office is a key provision of the International Violence against Women Act (IVAWA) and a major step forward in combating violence against women and improving women’s healthcare, education and economic stability.

The Foreign Relations Authorization bill must now be voted on by the Senate. For the bill to be signed into law, we’ll need to keep the pressure on and continue letting Congress know that we care about women’s human rights worldwide.

Contact NY Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand and urge her to support S.2279, the International Violence Against Women Act, (I-VAWA).

For more information: http://www.amnestyusa.org/violence-against-women/page.do?id=1011012

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