The climate of indifference that I talked about in my blog on February 10 is pervasive both here in the US and around the world. Which is why Eve Ensler has called for a worldwide day of action to recognize and end violence against women around the world. Thursday, February 14, 2014 is V-Day, aka One Billion Rising. V-Day calls for people around the world to Rise, Strike, and Dance to end violence against women.
Today, the US Senate by an overwhelming majority, passed the comprehensive version of the Violence Against Women ReAuthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA, S.47). We all can speak out. We all can rise and call for the end to this indifference by funding this law and allowing the Office on Violence Against Women to fully do their job in collaboration with advocates and service providers throughout the country.
If you haven’t done so already, do so on February 14. You can find your Representatives phone number here. Call him/her on V-Day. Say that they need to have a heart, they need to have compassion, and they CAN help end this Climate of Indifference by passing and fully funding VAWA.