We Did It! A Victory for VAWA
The Maryland House of Delegates followed the lead of the state Senate and passed the death penalty repeal bill making Maryland the 18th state to abandon capital punishment, and the 6th state in 6 years to join the abolition club.
This is an amazing victory that will help end violence against women in the United States – ALL women, not just some.
On February 8, 2013 Mao Hengfeng was released to serve the rest of her term at home. She thanks everyone who campaigned on her behalf, and her husband believes she is home again due to the international and domestic calls for her release.
Thanks to you, our ongoing campaign to secure the rights of women and girls in Afghanistan is marking a huge victory.