By Miri Cypers, Senior Policy and Advocacy Specialist
Violence against women cannot be tolerated in any situation, in any place in the world. Nicholas Kristof calls attention to the devastating sexual violence taking place in Sierra Leone in his recent op-ed published in last Sunday’s New York Times. In the article, Kristof draws attention to the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA), a vital piece of legislation introduced last Congress that must be reintroduced. IVAWA would make ending violence against women a diplomatic priority for the first time in our nation’s history.
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