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Thanks to Your Action, U.S. Congress Votes to Establish Global Women's Issues Office, Protect Girls against Child Marriage

Written By: Lori Adelman
June 11, 2009

 

2987298661_bbba27ff22 Last night, the House of Representatives passed legislation to empower girls worldwide against child marriage and permanently establish an Office of Global Women’s Issues.

Earlier this week, we asked you to contact your representative to voice your support for these provisions. Thanks to your action- and the actions of many- the United States took a crucial step towards ensuring that U.S. policy decisions effectively meet the needs of women and girls. We will continue to work to ensure that these provisions are included in Senate legislation and eventually signed into law.

While certain members of Congress worked to derail the permanent establishment of the Office of Global Women’s Issues, Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Howard Berman consistently stood strong for women and girls worldwide. Click here to email Representative Berman and thank him for his leadership. Write your own note, or use the text below.

    Dear Mr. Chairman:

    Thank you for your leadership in ensuring the passage of the State Department Reauthorization bill (H.R. 2410). Your actions have taken us one step closer to securing every woman’s right to a just and healthy life.

    I care about women and girls because ________________________________.

    Investments in women and girls are not only imperative in their own right, but are the building blocks of strong communities and nations. I hope you will continue to put women’s health and rights at the center of U.S. foreign assistance policies and funding.

    Thank you again for your support.

    Sincerely,

    [NAME]

The above photo is via Flickr user laura padgett and is used here through a Creative Commons license.

One Response to "Thanks to Your Action, U.S. Congress Votes to Establish Global Women's Issues Office, Protect Girls against Child Marriage"
  1. cheryl adelman says:

    Lori, thank you for writing this informative post! as a result of your article i did contact Howard Bernan. Thank you Lori Adelman and thank you IWHC! I will continue to support your good, important work.

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