Do You Know the Shocking Facts About Gender-Based Violence?

Violence against women and girls is on the rise due to COVID-19.

What to know:

  • 1 in 3 women will experience violence in her lifetime — a horrific fact representing persistent gender inequalities.
  • Gender-based violence includes everything from rape, to child marriage but change starts with awareness.
  • Take the quiz to learn more about the realities of gender-based violence.

Learn More about this cause:

It’s a fact — worldwide, 1 in 3 women will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetimes and the current pandemic has only made the situation worse. A new analysis shows that an additional 2.5 million girls are at risk of child marriage, and that domestic violence is on the rise as women are trapped at home with their abusers

Every year, the world marks 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based-Violence, a UN initiative to spark global change that runs from the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November), until Human Rights Day (10 December). 

In order to make change happen, it’s crucial everyone is aware of the truth about gender-based violence, and is ready to take action to end it. Take the quiz to learn the shocking facts, and then raise your voice for change.