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Major Victory for Womens 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!

A key provision of the International Violence against Women Act (IVAWA) - the legislation that we've been fighting for two years to get passed - was included in the Foreign Relations Authorization bill that the U.S. House passed on Wednesday evening.

Because of you, the House of Representatives voted for a permanent Office for Global Women’s Issues to be created in the State Department dedicated to empowering women and improving the lives of women and girls worldwide.

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

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