Prioritizing the end of violence against women

Melanne Verveer, who serves as the director of the State Department’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, has a great post at State’s DipNote blog. In it, she touts the International Violence Against Women Act, which was recently introduced in the House and Senate.

Key line: “Our response to violence against women must include men and women working together to elevate the problem beyond “a domestic matter,” and beyond a “women’s issue.” Ending violence against women around the world is a human rights issue…” (Emphasis mine).

You can read her full post here. Some background on the IVAWA here.