Celebrating International Women's Day and The Violence Against Women Act
Friday, March 8, 2013
Celebrating International Women's Day and The
Violence Against Women Act
Happy International Women's Day!
Today the United States celebrates the many milestones of progress toward
gender equality and we recommit ourselves to fighting for the rights,
opportunities and dreams of women and girls around the world.
Read the President's statement.
Yesterday, President Obama
signed a bill that both strengthens and
reauthorizes the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Thanks to the bipartisan
agreement, the law strengthens the criminal justice system's response to crimes
against women, including domestic violence, sexual assault and trafficking.
Do you have questions about the
Violence Against Women Act? Today, March 8th at 3:45 p.m. ET, we're
holding a session of White House Office Hours on Twitter with
Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the
President and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and
Lynn Rosenthal, White House Advisor on
Violence Against Women, to answer your questions.
Here's how it works:
To learn more, you can check out
fact sheet on key provisions in the law or
watch President Obama's full remarks
Don't forget to check out a
blog post by Valerie Jarrett yesterdayon
the Violence Against Women Act.
Thank you for all that you do!
White House Council on Women
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