Summit to Press for Rights of Women Raped In Conflicts

(LIFESTYLEPLUS)

TUESDAY JUNE 14, over 5,000 women’s rights advocates are expected to gather in Washington, D.C. for The United State of Women White House Summit, celebrating President Obama’s legacy on advancing gender equality.

President Obama has championed pay equity and girls’ education and spoken out against discrimination and gender-based violence.

However, after eight years – and calls to action by faith leaders, members of Congress, and women’s rights advocates from around the world – the President has reportedly failed to stand with women and girls raped in conflict.

It is believed that with one swipe of his pen, President Obama could clear the way to safe abortion access for women and girls globally.

Therefore, on Tuesday, June 14, Civil Society groups like CHANGE, Amnesty International USA, Reproaction, Catholics for Choice, the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, and advocates from across the region will gather at the summit to urge the President to take action, now.

 

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