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Grassroots Advocacy Victory with Violence Against Women Act

UNA-USA members are working hard every day to let their members of Congress know that the UN and its work is important, meaningful, and needs to remain a U.S. priority. The following story is just one example of how robust grassroots advocacy can make a difference. Read more >>


VAWA Vote: Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Violence Against Women Act

The Senate easily passed its Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bill on Tuesday, Feb. 12, officially punting the issue to the House, where Republican leaders still haven't signaled how they plan to proceed. Read more at huffingtonpost.com >>

The Internationalization of Women's Issues

At the dawn of this new year, a note of cautious optimism is rising from female leaders, activists and advocates who are anticipating major new strides as “women issues” go global. Read more at nytimes.com >>


Presidential Memorandum

Coordination of policies and programs to promote gender equality and empower women and girls globally. Read more >>

Violence Against Women: How You Can Stop It

VAW takes many forms, including physical, sexual, psychological and economic violence.  It crosses cultures, communities and countries—devastating lives, fracturing families and communities, obstructing economic opportunity, preventing generations from reaching their full potential, and stalling national development. Read more >>


New U.S. Strategy to End Gender-Based Violence Globally

In 2008, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign, a multi-year effort to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls around the world. Read more >>


UNA Women Joins U.S. Civil Society in Applauding the Introduction of the Women Peace and Security Act

UNA-USA’s Affinity Group, UNA Women, has joined 29 other organizations in voicing their praise for members of Congress who are the original co-sponsors of the bipartisan Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2012. If passed into law, the Act would support government action related to women’s inclusion in the peace and conflict resolution processes. Click here to learn more about the Act.


UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325
UNA-USA's Global Classroom's Committee on UN Women
A Winning Equation - Girls and Education
Message from UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet
Universal Access Project  
Women & Population

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