In her lifetime, approximately one in three women around the world will suffer violence simply because she is a woman. Sex trafficking, rape during times of war and domestic violence are destructive forces not just for women, but for entire communities. This cannot continue.
Your legislators have the power to speak out against this systemic violence against women and rally support for innovative programs that decrease acts of violence. Their leadership could play a vital role in supporting the work that Oxfam does in many places around the world, including the Democratic Republic of Congo. In a recent report released by Oxfam, the devastating effects of rape on women and communities were shown to be widespread throughout eastern Congo.
Please ask Congress to make women's safety an urgent priority. This leadership could mean the difference between life and death for a woman or girl.