Human Rights

Tonya Teichert


Tonya Teichert
Ending Violence Committee Co-Chair, Global Issues
AIWC Frankfurt Taunus Rhein-Main
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Karen Lewis


Karen Lewis
Ending Violence Committee Co-Chair, Domestic Violence & AODVC Liaison
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Ending Violence Against Women is a Committee of the Human Rights Team, addressing issues of domestic violence and sex trafficking, as well as other forms of violence against women.


The Ending Violence Against Women and Children Team was created in April 2008 to address issues of domestic violence, human trafficking and sexual exploitation in order to increase awareness and empower those women and children affected. Over the years, the Team has put a spotlight on these issues in order to generate discussion about them. We also promote tangible actions that we can all take to help eradicate these forms of violence. When you look at the facts you see that we still have a long way to go.


1 in 3 women has been sexually assaulted in her lifetime;


Rape continues to be used as a weapon during war and conflict;


Globalization and climate change are having the most profound impacts on women and children who are disproportionately displaced and left without options;


Gender-based violence is an affliction that millions of women and children suffer in silence and shame. Many become victimized by those who are supposed to love and protect them.


Information Sheets

Please share these three one-page PDF information sheets on issues of Domestic Violence, how you can help victims of Domestic Violence, and global issues of Violence Against Women with your club members.


Domestic Violence Resources

For a worldwide listing of domestic violence agencies, see the Hot Peaches website.


For information on help for overseas Americans experiencing family violence visit the Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center (AODVC) website at  


Get Help!

For immediate assistance, call 866-USWOMEN (879-6636).  AODVC case managers are available on this international toll free domestic violence crisis line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.


Callers will not be charged for the calls, however, if calling from a cell phone, plan minutes may be used. Contact your cell phone service provider to check if minutes would be used on your plan.  For more dialing instructions and emailing instructions, visit the website.


This hotline also provides Sexual Assault Support and Help for Americans Abroad (SASHAA).  For more information on staying safe abroad and accessing the services of SASHAA go to their website at


For more information or to get involved, contact one of the Committee Co-Chairs.

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