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Jan Schakowsky
Want to help protect women worldwide? Apparently, Congress doesn't.
Want to help protect women worldwide? Apparently, Congress doesn't.

Recently, two girls, aged 14 and 15, were gang-raped in the poverty-stricken Uttar Pradesh state of India. They were later found dead, hanging from the branches of a mango tree. In Pakistan late last month, family members of a pregnant woman beat her to death with bricks and clubs outside a Lahore courthouse for marrying a man of her choice instead of the cousin her family preferred. Last February, in conflict-ravaged South Sudan, 20 women in the Mayendit region were raped by soldiers. Then the soldiers urinated into victims' mouths, according to an eyewitness. The litany of abuses perpetrated against women and girls around the world goes on and on. The U.N. Development Fund for Women...

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