My community is affected when violence against women continues to be a pivital part of the struggle for power and resources. You and I are the heart of all communities. It is the humanity within us that is being affected by volence against women and girls. I have heard stories, I have seen scars and my heart bleeds. I am affected. And this is how my community is affected and the pulse of humanity is affected.
Protecting women and girls can lead to positive change in the world, in communities, in government, and in my home. I Urge President Obama and Secretary Clinton to help pass this vital act.
Melyssa Muñoz Salt Lake City, UT USA
Please join the PulseWire community in speaking out against violence and urging the U.S. government to pass the International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA). Write your letter in your PulseWire journal to share your personal and observed experience in gender-based violence, both in your life and within your community. Tag your journal "IVAWA", and World Pulse will send your letter directly to President Obama, along with letters from women around the world. Learn more: http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/programs/international-violence-agai...The International Violence Against Women Act