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H.R.2947: International Women's Freedom Act of 2013

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Sponsor Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 3 (All Democrats)
Introduced Aug. 1, 2013
Latest Major Action Sept. 13, 2013
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Bill Summary

International Women's Freedom Act of 2013 - Establishes within the Department of State an Office of International Women's Rights to be headed by an Ambassador at Large for International Women's Rights.

Directs the Secretary of State to establish a women's rights Internet site and maintain prisoner lists and issue briefs on women's rights concerns.

Amends the Foreign Service Act of 1980 to include instruction on the internationally recognized rights of women and the various aspects and manifestations of violations of women's rights in Foreign Service officer training.

Establishes the United States Commission on International Women's Rights.

Directs the President to take specified actions in response to women's rights violations, especially particularly severe rights violations.

Prescribes criteria for the prohibition of economic, multilateral, military, and export assistance in instances of particularly severe women's rights violations.

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(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sept. 13, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
Aug. 16, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations.
Aug. 1, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
Aug. 1, 2013 Referred to House Financial Services
Aug. 1, 2013 Referred to House Foreign Affairs