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Our advocacy for courageous immigrant women and girls in communities, courts, and Congress depends on your support.

Please get involved right now by responding to an action alert!

  • Ask Congress to Work Together for Victims

    November 30, 2012
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    Status: Concluded

    House and Senate versions of VAWA are almost entirely the same, and only a few critical differences remain to be worked through. Tell Congress that we know that by working together in good faith and with a victim-centered approach, these differences can be resolved.

  • Urge Congress to Do Its Job and Do Right By ALL Victims

    July 26, 2012
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    Status: Concluded

    Congress has only a few legislative days left to act on the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). We need to tell our legislators to do their job. We need you to act in these last few days.

  • Take Part in National 10 Days of Action for VAWA

    June 25, 2012
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    Status: Concluded

    The reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is stalled in Congress, and we need your help to push VAWA over the finish line!

  • Tell the House that Adams Bill Harms Survivors

    May 10, 2012
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    Status: Concluded

    This misguided bill fails to include protections for ALL victims of violence and reverses protections for courageous immigrant women and girls that have been in place since VAWA’s original passage in 1994.

  • Support Legislation to Prevent Child Marriage

    December 2, 2010
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    Status: Concluded

    Every day, girls as young as eight or nine are forced to marry men who are often decades older. If we do nothing, an estimated 142 million girls will be married as children by the end of this decade.

  • Reverse Harmful Asylum Denial for FGM Survivor

    April 22, 2008
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    Status: Concluded

    The nation’s highest immigration court recently issued a disturbing decision denying an asylum request from a young woman who was subjected to female genital mutilation as a child and fears a forced marriage if she is returned to Mali. We need your help to put gender-based asylum law back on track.

  • Vote Yes on SB 441

    March 2, 2008
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    Status: Concluded

    SB 441 is a public safety imperative in Virginia that would make a powerful—even lifesaving—difference for the women and girls we serve.