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Equality Now is calling on Women’s Action Network members in the U.S. to please write to your U.S. Senators to cosponsor the International Protecting Girls By Preventing Child Marriage Act (S. 987) and ensure that members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee consider this important Act in September.
In November 2009, Equality Now issued an urgent alert calling on the U.S. Senate to pass the International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act of 2009 (S. 987/H.R. 2103) (the “Act”). Major provisions of the Act were included in the State Department Reauthorization Bill which was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in June 2009. The Act has garnered a great deal of support in the Senate and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and we are hopeful that the legislation will be passed into law this year.