Saturday, July 31, 2010

Urge President Obama to help end violence against women

In her lifetime, approximately one in three women around the world will suffer violence simply because she is a woman. Sex trafficking, rape during times of war and domestic violence are destructive forces not just for women, but for entire communities. This cannot continue.

As an international leader, President Obama has the power to speak out against this systemic violence against women and rally support for innovative programs that decrease acts of violence. His leadership could play a vital role in supporting the work that Oxfam does in many places around the world.

Please ask President Obama to make women's safety an urgent priority. His leadership could mean the difference between life and death for a woman or girl.