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          Date of Hearing:  February 4, 2016 


                             ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON RULES


                                    Gordon, Chair


          ACR  
                     132 (Atkins) - As Introduced  February 2, 2016


          SUBJECT:  V-Day.


          SUMMARY:  Proclaims February 14, 2016, as V-Day to encourage all  
          Californians to become more aware about and prevent violence  
          against women.  Specifically, this resolution makes the  
          following legislative findings: 


          1)The United Nations found that worldwide one out of every three  
            women will face physical or sexual violence in her lifetime.   
            Violence against women continues to be a serious issue at home  
            and around the world.



          2)The 2011 California Women's Health Survey found that  
            approximately 40 percent of women face violence from an  
            intimate partner and that women 18 to 24 years of age are more  
            likely to be victims of violence.



          3)Today, a woman is beaten every nine seconds in the United  
            States; one out of every five women in college will be raped  
            or experience an attempted rape; the third leading cause for  
            homelessness is domestic violence.










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          4)On February 14, 1998, Eve Ensler, the writer of the acclaimed  
            play The Vagina Monologues, established the first V-Day to  
            raise awareness about violence against women and girls; and  
            today, V-Day is a worldwide activist movement.



          5)V-Day has raised more than $100 million, has taken place in  
            200 countries, and has benefited 13,000 community antiviolence  
            programs, and its message has reached more than 1 billion  
            people.
          FISCAL EFFECT:  None


          REGISTERED SUPPORT / OPPOSITION:


          Support


          None on file


          Opposition
          None on file


          Analysis Prepared by:Nicole Willis / RLS. / (916) 319-2800