Kerry's $10 Million
An initiative to deal with gender-based violence around the world.
According to a State Department press release, “Secretary of State John Kerry announced Monday the provision of $10 million in funding for a new U.S. initiative, Safe from the Start, to prevent and respond to gender-based violence in humanitarian emergencies worldwide. Secretary Kerry emphasized that in the face of conflict and disaster, we should strive to protect women and girls from sexual assault and other violence.”
There is indeed real violence against women and girls around the globe, from China’s forced abortions to the Muslim world’s honor killings. It’s interesting now to see attention focused there instead of the Democrats’ phony “war on women” rhetoric against Republicans.
- John Kerry