Women for Women International Urges Incoming U.S. Leadership to Protect Women's Rights

For Immediate Release

Jenny Mauk
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Laurie Adams, President of Women for Women International

Women for Women International Urges Incoming U.S. Leadership to Protect Women's Rights

November 10, 2016, Washington, DC – The U.S. plays a global leadership role and Women for Women International calls on the president elect to uphold existing national and international commitments aimed at increasing gender equality and safeguarding women's rights. A strong foreign policy that integrates gender and implements existing agreements, such as UN Security Council Resolution 1325, which focuses on women, peace and security, are integral to achieving our vision for a more equal and sustainable world.

We know that we now more than ever before need to see a strong and steadfast commitment to the implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security as well as the 2030 development agenda, ensuring that gender is mainstreamed across all the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Since 1993, Women for Women International has been an organization dedicated to supporting the most marginalized women in countries affected by war and conflict. We know that women are disproportionately affected by poverty and conflict and as such paying attention to and addressing their needs is imperative for all of us. Women's Rights are human rights, and human rights are universal.

The incoming administration has an important role to play in the protection of these rights.

About Women for Women International

Since 1993, Women for Women International (WfWI) has provided nearly 447,000 women survivors of war and conflict with training, support, and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency. WfWI’s innovative programs are guided by a vision to create a world in which all women determine the course of their lives and reach their full potential. WfWI works in Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Kosovo, Nigeria, Rwanda, and South Sudan. To learn more, visit www.womenforwomen.org.