H.R. 418 (112th): International Women’s Freedom Act of 2011

Introduced:
Jan 25, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Carolyn Maloney
Representative for New York's 14th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jan 25, 2011
Length
84 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 606 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 16, 2009

H.R. 2947 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Aug 01, 2013

 
Status

This bill was introduced on January 25, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jan 25, 2011
Referred to Committee Jan 25, 2011
 
Full Title

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.

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1/25/2011--Introduced.
International Women's Freedom Act of 2011 - 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 Rights.
Directs the Secretary of State to establish a women's rights Internet site and maintain prisoner lists and issue briefs on women's rights concerns.
Amends the Foreign Service Act of 1980 to include instruction on the internationally recognized rights of women and the various aspects and manifestations of violations of women's rights in Foreign Service officer training.
Establishes the United States Commission on International Women's Rights. (Terminates the Commission 12 years after the date of the initial appointment of its members.)
Amends the National Security Act of 1947 to express the sense of Congress that there should be within the National Security Council (NSC) staff a Special Adviser to the President on International Women's Rights.
Directs the President to take specified actions in response to women's rights violations, including actions in response to particularly severe rights violations.
Provides for prohibition of economic, multilateral, military, and export assistance in instances of particularly severe women's rights violations.
Provides for the promotion of women's rights.
Provides for women's rights-related training with respect to refugee, asylum, and consular matters.
Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for the inadmissibility of foreign government officials who have engaged in particularly severe women's rights violations.
Expresses the sense of Congress that transnational corporations operating overseas should adopt codes of conduct upholding the rights of their female employees.

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