Press Release of U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer
|For Immediate Release: |
September 30, 2009
Washington D.C. Office (202) 224-3553
Boxer Applauds U.S. Leadership to End Violence Against Women and Children
Washington, D.C. – U. S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today praised Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s leadership in passing United Nations Security Council Resolution 1888 that creates a Special Representative of the Secretary General to lead efforts to end conflict-related sexual violence against women and children.
Senator Boxer called for the creation of such a position in a letter to Secretary Clinton following a hearing she held in May that focused on ending rape and sexual violence in conflict zones.
Senator Boxer said, “I am so pleased that the United States has exhibited such strong leadership in helping end the brutal abuse of women and children around the world. The appointment of a Special Representative will help shine a light on the abhorrent crimes that are being perpetrated against women and children every day.”
Senator Boxer chairs the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy, and Global Women’s Issues, and her full letter to Secretary Clinton can be found here.