The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is calling for people to sign a petition aimed at US Congressional leaders to support the International Violence Against Women Act and help stop violence against women and girls worldwide. 

In the chaos of conflict and disaster, women and girls can suffer unspeakable violence, exploitation and abuse. The odds are against them as they struggle to survive and protect themselves and their families.

The IRC is a non-sectarian, non-governmental international relief and humanitarian aid organization based in the United States. It has its beginnings in 1933 when Albert Einstein suggested to start an American branch of the European International Relief Association, to help Germans effected by the Third Reich.

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