S.3037 - International Violence Against Women Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] (Introduced 12/12/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 12/12/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.3037 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (12/12/2019)
International Violence Against Women Act of 2019
This bill provides for a U.S. global strategy to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls.
The bill establishes in the Department of State an Office of Global Women's Issues, which shall be headed by an Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues. The Ambassador-at-Large shall (1) coordinate U.S. government efforts regarding gender equality and the advancement of women and girls in foreign policy, and (2) develop or update periodically a U.S. global strategy to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.
The bill establishes in the U.S. Agency for International Development the position of Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment who shall coordinate policies, programs, and funding regarding gender equality and women's empowerment.