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U.S. Can Help End Rape By Passing International Violence Against Women Act

New York Times: How Brave Girls Helped Crack a Taboo
Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist

“…Rapes happen partly because women and girls are devalued and blamed. … Yet there is hope. Rape thrives when it is a taboo — considered too indelicate to discuss. Now more and more women and men are speaking out, from India to Kenya to America. … We need to erode the sense of male entitlement, build up female empowerment, end the taboos and, above all, end the impunity. One step that the United States could take would be for Congress to pass the International Violence Against Women Act…” (1/15).

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