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In this issue we're discussing International Women's Day, which is this Saturday, March 8th, 2008 and what you can do to help promote equal, healthy relationships.
In addition, we'd like to mention that UNIFEM's "SAY NO TO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN" campaign has been given an extension until November 25th 2008 which is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women as well as the official launch date of the 2008 White Ribbon Campaign in Canada.
As they are already at over 67,000 signatures, we are happy to believe that they will certainly reach their goal of 100,000 signatures by then, guaranteeing them the $100,000.00 grant.
I also just got word via the Facebook group Ending Violence Against Women that as a part of the March 8th activities they are encouraging ever one to:
ask Congress to support the International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA) today.
1. If you live anywhere in the United States, you can contact your Senators and Representatives by clicking here: http://ga3.org/campaign/End_Violence_Against_Women.
2. If you live in the following states, please call your Senator before Friday, March 14, and ask him or her to cosponsor I-VAWA, S.2279:
Target States: AK, ID, ME, MN, NC, NE, NH, OH, OR, PA, SC, TX, UT, WY
It is important to have Democratic and Republican co-sponsors to make this a truly bipartisan effort. You can contact your Senator by calling the Senate Switchboard at 202/224-3121 and asking to be connected directly to his or her Senate office. Please find more details on the International Rescue Committee Blog: http://blog.theirc.org/.