H.R. 4594 (111th): International Violence Against Women Act of 2010

Introduced:
Feb 04, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

S. 2982 (same title)
Reported by Committee — Dec 14, 2010

Sponsor
William “Bill” Delahunt
Representative for Massachusetts's 10th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Feb 04, 2010
Length
44 pages
Related Bills
S. 2982 (Related)
International Violence Against Women Act of 2010

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Dec 14, 2010

 
Status

This bill was introduced on February 4, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Feb 04, 2010
Referred to Committee Feb 04, 2010
 
Full Title

To combat international violence against women and girls.

Summary

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Cosponsors
134 cosponsors (127D, 7R) (show)
Committees

House Armed Services

House Foreign Affairs

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Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.


2/4/2010--Introduced.
International Violence Against Women Act of 2010 - Directs the Secretary of State to establish the Office for Global Women's Issues, to be headed by the Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, to coordinate efforts regarding gender integration and empowerment of women in U.S. foreign policy.
Establishes an Office for Women's Global Development (intended to replace the Office of Women in Development) in the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), to be headed by the Director of Women's Global Development, to coordinate USAID efforts to integrate gender in U.S. foreign assistance programs and policies.
Directs the Secretary and the Administrator of USAID to develop a comprehensive five-year strategy for programs to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls in countries with severe levels of such violence.
Directs the Ambassador-at-Large and the Director to seek to coordinate efforts to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls internationally into existing foreign assistance programs. Authorizes funds to be awarded to community-based women's nongovernmental organizations and community-based organizations in recipient countries to carry out such efforts.
Authorizes the Secretary to provide guidance to the Secretary of Defense (DOD) to: (1) incorporate training on prevention and response into the basic training curricula of foreign military and police forces and judicial officials; and (2) ensure that U.S. assistance to units involved in regional or multilateral peacekeeping operations includes such training.
Authorizes the Ambassador-at-Large to provide guidance to the Administrator and the Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration on preventing and responding to violence against women and girls in humanitarian relief, conflict, and post-conflict settings.
Authorizes the Secretary to provide guidance on preventing and responding to violence against women and girls to the Secretary of DOD when U.S. military personnel, military contractors, and military observers are to be deployed in humanitarian relief, conflict, and post-conflict settings.
Authorizes the Secretary and the Secretary of DOD to:
(1) provide training in prevention and response to violence against women and girls internationally to U.S. military forces;
(2) establish mechanisms for reporting incidences of violence against civilian women and girls committed by U.S. military forces; and
(3) establish related public outreach efforts.
Urges the Secretary to make U.S. financial, material, human, and other resources available to assist U.N. efforts to:
(1) implement training programs in prevention and response to violence against women and girls for peacekeeping and humanitarian personnel;
(2) enhance the deployment of military and civilian women in peacekeeping missions; and
(3) improve protection mechanisms at U.N. managed refugee and internally displaced persons camps.
Urges the Secretary to identify and take emergency measures to respond to critical outbreaks of violence against women and girls in situations of armed conflict.

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