Women around the world work hard to support their families and put food on the table—whether at a formal job site, in the home, or in informal community economies.
In the dead of night on April 15, 2014, nearly 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped from their beds in Chibok, Nigeria, setting off the worldwide “Bring Back Our Girls” campaign. Today most of the girls are still missing. Each day for more than 500 days, the families of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls march in Nigeria's streets in the hope of spurring action to rescue their daughters.
The International Violence Against Women Act is vital legislation to address and prevent violence against women and girls worldwide. As of now, it's yet to be reintroduced in Congress in 2016.