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Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick, a strong advocate of equal rights, co-led the most recent bipartisan effort in the House of Representatives to reauthorize and update the Violence Against Women Act. In this interview, part of the series “Bipartisan Approaches to Ending Gender-Based Violence,” Representative Fitzpatrick discusses the need for a 360-degree approach to gender-based violence: an approach that addresses the root causes of violence as well as newer forms of violence like cyberstalking, and that encourages greater education, awareness and collaboration between all levels of government.


Official Portrait of Representative Brian Fitzpatrick

Representative Brian Fitzpatrick

United States Representative (PA-01), U.S. House of Representatives

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The Wilson Center’s office of Congressional Relations works to maintain a vibrant relationship with Members of Congress and their staffs. We organize and run a series of educational programs led by Wilson Center experts, ranging from seminars to podcasts, with the purpose of increasing congressional staffers’ knowledge of international policy. We also coordinate outreach to Capitol Hill, including testimonies by Wilson Center scholars and briefings for Members of Congress.  Read more