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Purple Ribbon for Domestic Violence MonthOctober: Domestic Violence Awareness Month / Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Each October we observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Domestic violence and breast cancer gravely impact the health and lives of many  women worldwide. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has taken a stand to combat these issues around the globe.  Full Text | More 


Andrea Bottner, Director, Office of International Womens Issues, far left, listens intently during her visit to Mexico to learn more about violence against women.  State Dept image.Director Denounces Gender-Based Violence and Recognizes Mexico’s International Women of Courage 

Andrea G. Bottner, Director of the Office of International Women’s Issues, visited Mexico City and Ciudad Juarez to raise awareness about violence against women and learn of efforts in Mexico that address this important human rights issue. While Ms. Bottner denounced violence against women and expressed concern over unresolved murder cases and disappearances of women in Mexico, she commended Mexico’s recent legal reforms created with the intent to improve access to justice, increase transparency within the country’s justice system, and to eradicate violence and discrimination against women.  Full Text 


Andrea Bottner, back row center, and Deborah Emmert, far left, meet with nine of Egypt’s recently-appointed female judges in Cairo. Also in the meeting is Assistant Minister of Justice Osama Ataweya, second from left. [Photo courtesy of May Abdeldayem, U.S. Embassy in Cairo, July 15, 2008]Director Travels to Middle East to Meet with Government and Civil Society Leaders

Andrea Bottner, the State Department’s Director for International Women’s Issues, traveled to the Middle East in July. The trip included stops to Cairo, Egypt and Amman, Jordan to meet with government and civil society leaders on a number of issues impacting women in the region.  Full Text 

 


 Senior Coordinator for Womens Issues Andrea Bottner speaking at the Heritage Foundation, March 5, 2008. [Photo courtesy Lonnie D. Tague]Courageous Women in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Beyond: A Record of Success in Democratic Transition

Director Andrea G. Bottner spoke at Heritage Foundation on March 5, 2008 in honor of International Women's Day and in celebration of the Heritage Foundation's 35th Anniversary. In her remarks entitled, "Courageous Women in Iraq, Afghanistan and Beyond: A Record of Success in Democratic Transition," she highlighted recent successes in democratic transition, showcased the courage of women standing up for liberty around the globe, and discussed some of the Administration's priorities for advancing human rights and democracy. Full text


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