Women Thrive & Nicole Kidman Lobby Congress on Global Violence Against Women

Love|Peace WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — DC-based Women Thrive hails the upcoming subcommittee hearing at the House Foreign Affairs Committee on the crisis of violence against women and girls globally. “Violence against women is an egregious human rights violation affecting all aspects of women’s lives, from their personal health and safety to their ability to earn a living
and care for their families,” says Ritu Sharma, co-founder and president of Women Thrive (www.womenthrive.org). “Wednesday’s hearing and the pending International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA) underscore that this is now being recognized.”

Immediately following the hearing, Sharma will share the stage with Subcommittee Chair Rep. Bill Delahunt (D-MA), UN Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman and NGO leaders who have been working on the issue at a press conference in Room 2200 of the Rayburn House Office Building.