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New US Initiative Aims to Quickly Help Violence Victims

The U.S. State Department has unveiled a new initiative to respond quickly to gender-based violence. It will address the urgent needs of survivors of severe gender-based violence, as well as individuals under credible threat of imminent attack.   “Working with our local partners, we’ll be able to provide funding, medical expenses, emergency shelter, psycho-socio support and legal assistance to survivors,” said U.S. Deputy Secretary William Burns as he introduced the program...

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