Ending Child Marriage in Pennsylvania

Unchained At Last, the AHA Foundation and sponsors of HB2542/SB1219 will gather on September 25 at 9:00am in the Main Capitol Rotunda to discuss the bill to end child marriage in Pennsylvania. The bill’s primary sponsors include Representatives
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US Women Make Strides Toward Equality, But Work Remains

VOA Mia Bush The beginnings of International Women’s Day — a mass protest by thousands of women in New York City seeking better pay and working conditions, and the right to vote — have evolved into a day to take stock of the progress made toward gender equality as well (more...)

Kerry Urges International Effort to End Sexual Violence

By Jane Morse Staff Writer At the largest summit of its kind in history, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged the international community to end sexual violence in conflict. Wartime rape, Kerry told participants at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, should be banished “to the (more...)

Partnerships Key to Ending Modern Slavery

Partnerships are key to ending human trafficking, which currently enslaves some 27 million people worldwide. That is the message sent by the first White House Forum to Combat Human Trafficking. The April 10 event brought together leaders from government, the private sector, law enforcement and academia, advocates and (more...)

U.S. Taking Steps to Stop Female Genital Mutilation

By Kathryn McConnell Staff Writer The United States is taking steps to stop the practice of female genital mutilation, says the U.S. ambassador for global women’s issues. At a February 6 forum at the State Department marking the 10th anniversary of the International Day of  Zero Tolerance to Female Genital (more...)

Changing Mindsets Is Needed to End Sexual Violence

By Jane Morse Staff Writer Sexual violence against women and girls — both in conflict and in peace — will not end until widespread attitudes toward women are changed and laws against violence are implemented and enforced, says Melanne Verveer, who until recently served as the State Department’s (more...)

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