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Iran – Woman. Life. Freedom.

11-3-22 | Leila Milani, JD, MA, Program Director, Global Policy and Advocacy Iran – Women. Life. Freedom Women and girls in Iran are fighting for a free future. This is not the first time women’s rights were on the line. When the Taliban and the former U.S.-supported Afghan government entered peace negotiations last year, there …

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COVID-19 and Gender-Based Violence Globally

COVID-19 and Gender-Based Violence Globally: U.S. Government Response Must Address Gender-Based Violence

COVID-19 has already had undeniable impacts on women, girls, and others around the world, including genderbased violence. In just the first few weeks of the crisis, communities globally – including in the United States – have witnessed an increase in gender-based violence (GBV) such as intimate partner violence while struggling with the loss of traditional …

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Lifesaving Response to Women and Girls in Afghanistan

Lifesaving Response to Women and Girls in Afghanistan: An Urgent Call for US Action

Violent conflict, a devastating drought, and food insecurity affecting over half the population in Afghanistan are driving one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. Assessments indicate this emergency will exponentially grow as Afghanistan’s economy teeters on the edge of total collapse and the country remains almost entirely dependent on external aid. Urgent action …

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COVID-19 and Gender-Based Violence Globally

GBV Strategy Recommendations

GBV Strategy RecommendationsThe Coalition to End Violence Against Women and Girls Globally welcomes the Biden Administration’s Executive Order on the Establishment of the White House Gender Policy Council and commitment to prevent and respond to all forms of gender-based violence (GBV) globally. The diverse members of our coalition envision a world in which women, girls, …

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Afghan Woman

The Crisis in Afghanistan

On the one year anniversary of Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan, the humanitarian crisis is in dire straits and the future looks increasingly grim for Afghan women and girls.  The decades of progress toward development and gender equality have given way to food insecurity, economic crisis, and human rights abuses targeting women and girls.  With half …

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Emergency Response to COVID-19

Guidance and Recommendations to Address System Weaknesses:   The COVID-19 pandemic impacted a lot of Americans, exposing vulnerabilities in our school, health, mental health, employment systems, among others. Many families have since struggled in the face of loss of  loved ones, loss of economic stability, and for some, prolonged exposure to an abusive partner or to …

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Mahsa Amini

Stand Up For Iran’s Girls

Take Action – What Can You Do? Lift up the cause: LIKE, SHARE, and COMMENT on our social posts to amplify the message.  Educate others and spread awareness: read the two blogs below, and send them to someone who may not know a lot about the current situation going on.  What’s going on, and what’s …

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