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Tue Sep 29, 2015, 09:22 PM Sep 2015

Hillary has led efforts to address violence against women her entire career. Hillary Room

• As first lady, Hillary supported the creation of the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women. She also cast a global spotlight on the issue in her historic 1995 Beijing speech, where she denounced violence against women as a clear violation of human rights.

• As senator, she co-sponsored the 2005 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. Additionally, Hillary introduced the CARE Act twice, to ensure that rape and incest victims had access to emergency contraception in hospital emergency rooms. And, in response to the spike in reports of sexual assault cases in the military, she introduced legislation to make emergency contraception available to servicewomen.

• As secretary of state, Hillary rallied the international community to take collective action to end violence against women. She drew attention to the use of rape as a weapon of war and spearheaded a U.N. Resolution that established guidelines for an international response to sexual assault in war torn areas.


Hillary has led efforts to address violence against women her entire career. Hillary Room (Original Post) Thinkingabout Sep 2015 OP
I had no idea of the frequency of this crime on college campuses. Thanks for this post! DeepModem Mom Sep 2015 #1
True story. cheapdate Sep 2015 #2
Thank you for these wonderful reminders, Thinkingabout! Cha Sep 2015 #3
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