Mixolydian (rangoon) wrote in w_a_i_l,

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One Thing you can Do to Stop Rape

Help Protect Women from Domestic Violence
Tell Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.

Urge Congress to Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act by signing this petition.

When you go home at night, do you feel safe?

If you do, count yourself lucky; for many women, their home is not a
place of safety, but a place of fear and violence.

More than 700 women each day are abused or sexually assaulted by their
partners - and four are murdered.

At Care2, I am working with Amnesty International USA to stop this
violence; I need your signature. Sign this petition to help renew the
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), currently under consideration by

VAWA works: after its passage in 1994, rates of domestic violence
incidents dropped by almost 50% and incidents of rape are down by 60%.

Ten years ago, the U.S. created VAWA to provide desperately needed
shelter, counseling, medical, and justice services for the 700 women and
children who are affected by domestic violence every single day in this
country. Now, it is up for reauthorization by Congress and there is a
good chance it could be cut. If it is, funding for domestic violence
shelters is at risk. Children who witness domestic violence are at even
greater risk. And, we may slow the progress that we've made in
preventing violence against women.

Help us continue to decrease domestic violence and rape by signing this
petition today:

- Hilary S.
Care2 and ThePetitionSite.com

PS. If you know anyone who has been abused, you understand how a
person's life can be shattered. Please help protect women from violence
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