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Gender-Based Violence

WIOA – Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was implemented to help job seekers access job training and education, gain high-quality employment, and receive critical tools and services in order to succeed in the labor market. WIOA has a specific focus of assisting those with increased barriers to employment, such as people with limited work experience, criminal histories …

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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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Women Win Collaborative

Addressing Gender-Based Violence Through Sport in Pakistan: Partnership of Futures Without Violence, Women Win, US Embassy Pakistan, and Right to Play Pakistan   A Window Into Pakistan’s Journey to Equality In December of 2019 I had the honor to travel to Pakistan as part of a United States-Pakistan collaborative exchange hosted by Right to Play …

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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 –  retweet the message, and share it on Instagram. Educate others and spread awareness: read the three blogs below, and send them to someone who may not know a lot about the current situation …

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month: A Renewed Sense of Urgency

10-28-22 | Claire Kao, Communications and Advocacy Coordinator Domestic Violence Awareness Month: A Renewed Sense of Urgency Domestic Violence Awareness Month, observed each October, brings a renewed sense of urgency for those of us working to support women and all people affected by relationship abuse.  This is especially true this year, as we emerge from …

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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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Global Gender-Based Violence Strategy

Introduction: On December 12, 2022, the U.S. Department of State released the updated United States Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-Based Violence Globally.  The strategy was released at a virtual launch event with remarks from Assistant to the President and White House Gender Policy Council Director Jennifer Klein, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and USAID Administrator …

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Strengthening Protections for Domestic Violence and Stalking Survivors Act

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and U.S. Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) introduced updated bipartisan bicameral legislation to strengthen provisions closing the ‘boyfriend loophole.’  The ‘boyfriend loophole’ is a legal loophole that allows dating partners convicted of a domestic violence offense to purchase or own a firearm. The Strengthening Protections for Domestic Violence …

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