From time to time, the US Women’s Caucus establishes working groups to address current issues affecting women and girls. The Working Groups research the subject, educate Caucus members, and recommend statements, letters, phone calls, or social media posts on the topic. At times the Caucus joins with other women’s organizations in responding to current issues by signing petitions or engaging in social media campaigns.
2021 Working Groups
In 2021, Caucus Working Groups looked at the withdrawal of Turkey from the Istanbul Convention on violence against women; the appointment of Iran to the UN Commission on the Status of Women despite its poor record on women’s rights; the implications for women and girls of the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan; and the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war in the Tigray region of Ethiopia.
Eden Hailu Briefing on Tigray Genocide Dec. 1, 2021
Statement condemning Turkey’s announced withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention
Stop military sexual violence in Tigray: Letter to UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield
Letter to USAID Administrator Samantha Power on Afghan women and girls