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Take Action:Secretary of State Kerry: Make Violence Against Women An International Priority


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JL
- 659 days ago - my.care.org
One in three women worldwide have been raped, abused or forced into prostitution. This violence is happening to our sisters, mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and daughters around the world. We need to do something to stop this atrocity.



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JL A. (276)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 7:26 am
Thousands of women and girls all over the world are victims of horrific violence every single day. They are brutally beaten or raped – often by people they know – or forced into prostitution by strangers. They carry physical and emotional scars for life.

Consider all the women and girls you know. What if something so devastating happened to one third of them?

To your sister. Your mother. Your friends.

We can't stand idly by and that's why we’re working with our champions on Capitol Hill to ensure the State Department addresses the global epidemic of violence against women and girls. We need your voice now – to speak out for women who haven't been given one.

Take action with CARE and demand that violence against women and girls becomes an international priority under our new Secretary of State, John Kerry.

Gender-based violence – including domestic abuse, rape, forced prostitution, and other forms of abuse – is one of the most widespread but least recognized human rights abuses in the world.

It is a leading cause of mental health problems, social alienation, injury and death for women and girls. What makes it even harder to address is that these abuses are often hidden from view because they frequently happen in the context of intimate relationships, are allowed by cultural standards, and are not reported due to embarrassment or shame. In some countries domestic violence isn't even considered a crime. It's not only accepted but expected – can you imagine?

With a new Secretary of State at the helm, right now is one of our best chances to make this critical issue a national and international priority.

This week, CARE is garnering support in Congress to ensure that Secretary Kerry addresses gender-based violence as part of his official agenda. On Thursday, we'll be meeting with powerful leaders on Capitol Hill, and need to make sure we have support from every direction – from faxes, to letters, to emails.

Let's celebrate the upcoming International Women's Day by going bigger than we've ever gone.

Take 40 seconds to stand up for women all around the world and protect them against sexual violence and other horrible abuses.

Together we can create real social change for communities all around the world…change to end sexual violence, and in turn, empower women across the globe. Sending this email could be the most important thing you do today.

Thank you,

Helene
Helene D. Gayle, MD, MPH
President and CEO, CARE
 

Autumn S. (154)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 7:27 am
signed and noted, Thanks JL
 

Teresa W. (705)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 7:32 am
Noted and signed (I had to pretend to be American :-)).
 

Ben Oscarsito (356)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 7:38 am
Signed. This should be a number one priority for the United Nations!
 

Joe R. (190)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 7:59 am
Thanks JL. Signed and noted.
 

JL A. (276)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 8:19 am
You are welcome Autumn and Joe.
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Sue H. (7)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 8:36 am
Noted and signed, thanks.
 

JL A. (276)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 8:59 am
You are welcome Sue. You cannot currently send a star to Sue because you have done so within the last day.
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (394)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 9:43 am
Noted and signed. Thanks J.L.
 

Lisa Neste (710)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 10:05 am
Thank you so much for sending your message to Secretary of State Kerry! With thousands of online activists weighing in and hundreds more swarming Capitol Hill this week, we can break through the silence that has surrounded this epidemic for far too long. Thanks J.L.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 10:06 am
Should be a no 1 with all countries

unable to sign
noted thanks
 

Angelika R. (144)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 10:06 am
noted, sadly another one I cannot sign :(
 

JL A. (276)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 10:33 am
You are welcome Giana, Lisa and Carol. Thanks for trying Carol and Angelika.
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Khadija O (3)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 12:29 pm
This is good, pity it's open to just US residents.
 

Sara W. (108)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 12:29 pm
Signed. Thanks!
 

Dave C. (227)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 12:32 pm
tried to sign, hope it went through......
 

Cheriann P. (17)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 1:10 pm
Noted. Unable to sign. L♡ve ☮ Peace.
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 2:20 pm
Signed.
 

JL A. (276)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 2:53 pm
Thanks for trying Khadija and Cheriann.
 

Terry V. (30)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 5:48 pm
S&N THANKS!!!
 

JL A. (276)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 5:49 pm
You are welcome Terry! You cannot currently send a star to Terry because you have done so within the last day.
 

John B. (122)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 6:17 pm
Thanks J.L. for the post and the link. Messaged signed and sent. Posting noted.
"Thank you so much for sending your message to Secretary of State Kerry!"
 

JL A. (276)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 6:19 pm
You are welcome John. You cannot currently send a star to John because you have done so within the last day.
 

Rosemary Rannes (640)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 12:09 am
Signed & posted to Twitter J.L. thank you so much for this critical petition, on the heels of International Women's Day.
 

Stan B. (122)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 12:47 am
Thanks JLA. It's a sad reflection on the world in which we live that such a petition is even necessary.
 

Fi T. (16)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 5:20 am
Hope there're no more cases of female being abused
 

Suheyla C. (228)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 8:53 am
Thank you J.L.
noted
 

JL A. (276)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 11:00 am
You are welcome Rosemary, Stan and Suheyla.
 

Jim Phillips (3202)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 1:32 pm
Petition signed.

Ty, JL.
.
 

Roxy H. (334)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 1:55 pm
Thanks dear
 

paul m. (93)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 1:58 pm

Signed..
 

Natasha Salgado (579)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 5:57 pm
U.S only.
 
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