INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 188
(House of Representatives - November 29, 2018)

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    INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

  (Mrs. WALORSKI asked and was given permission to address the House 
for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)
  Mrs. WALORSKI. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the 
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which 
was November 25.
  According to the World Health Organization, one in three women around 
the world experience violence in their lifetimes, across all class, 
race, country, and age groups, but less than 10 percent of abused women 
seek judicial or legal help.
  That is why I recently cosigned a bipartisan letter to Secretary of 
State Pompeo and USAID Administrator Green, urging their continued 
support for the citizen security program in Guatemala, which addresses 
crime and violence at the community level while working with 
Guatemala's Attorney General and judiciary to bring criminals to 
justice. The letter also called for the creation of similar programs in 
countries that have high levels of corruption and violence against 
girls and women.
  It is crucial that nations work together to strengthen the rule of 
law and support institutional structures that protect women and girls 
from abuse and violence.

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