S. 230 (111th): International Women’s Freedom Act of 2009


Jan 13, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 13, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Barbara Boxer

Senator from California



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Last Updated: Jan 13, 2009
Length: 84 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to express United States foreign policy with respect to, and to strengthen United States advocacy on behalf of, individuals persecuted and denied their rights in foreign countries on account of gender, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

1/13/2009--Introduced.International Women's Freedom Act of 2009 - Establishes within the Department of State an Office of International Women's Rights to be headed by an Ambassador at Large for International Women's ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 13, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 230”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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