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The Atlantic Reports On Potential Challenges To Passage Of The International Violence Against Women Act

 

The Atlantic Reports On Potential Challenges To Passage Of The International Violence Against Women Act

October 8, 2010

US GLOBAL HEALTH POLICY

The Atlantic looks at the challenges facing the passage of I-VAWA (S.2982HR. 4594), or the International Violence Against Women Act, which was recently delayed in Congress.

"Given its high-profile congressional backers and Obama administration's emphasis on foreign aid, it seems that I-VAWA may be successful in committee come November," the publication writes, noting that the bill is unique "among foreign aid bills in its assertive approach to helping alleviate women's suffering abroad." These attributes include a promise "to address the issue of women's violence along multiple fronts: health, legal, economic, social, and humanitarian" and propose creation of programs "for 5-20 countries, all using various best-practice data that the nonprofits involved in the legislation's development have already gathered."

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