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Statement by President Joe Biden on the Occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

NOVEMBER 24, 2021 This year, as we again mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, we must also grapple with the hard truth that the COVID-19 pandemic has also exacerbated a “shadow pandemic” of violence. Around the world, including in the United States, reports of domestic violence have increased during the ...
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Observance of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE NOVEMBER 24, 2021 Preventing and responding to gender-based violence (GBV) is a human rights imperative and one this Administration is committed to championing.  Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, GBV impeded women and girls’ free and full participation in society.  The pandemic has only exacerbated existing gender inequities, ...
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Imposition of Further Sanctions in Connection with Nord Stream 2

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE NOVEMBER 22, 2021 The Department of State has submitted a report to Congress pursuant to the Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Act of 2019 (PEESA), as amended.  The report lists two vessels and one Russia-linked entity, Transadria Ltd., involved in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.  Transadria Ltd. will ...
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Statement by President Biden on Transgender Day of Remembrance

NOVEMBER 20, 2021 This year, at least 46 transgender individuals in this country—and hundreds more around the world—were killed in horrifying acts of violence. Each of these lives was precious. Each of them deserved freedom, justice, and joy. Today, on Transgender Day of Remembrance, we mourn those we lost in the deadliest year on record ...
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On Transgender Day of Remembrance

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE NOVEMBER 19, 2021 On November 20, we honor the lives of transgender and gender non-conforming people that have been taken from us by violence rooted in bias and intolerance. Around the world, transgender and gender non-conforming people are subjected to staggering levels of violence, harassment, and discrimination on the ...
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