Commentary & Opinion
Sen. Cardin Examines How Violence Against Women Exacerbates Health, Economic Conditions
February 19, 2010
"Violence against women is a global epidemic, threatening the lives and safety of women and girls around the world," Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-Md.), chairman of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, writes in a Baltimore Sun opinion piece in which he asserts his support of the International Violence Against Women Act. In the piece, Cardin describes how violence against women increases risks of health problems -- such as dying in pregnancy and contracting HIV -- and poverty (2/19).
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