1 out of every 3 women worldwide will be physically, sexually or otherwise abused during her lifetime—with rates reaching 70 percent in some countries. Millions of girls and women are also held back by harmful laws, norms and practices that see women and girls killed for “honor” and girls pulled out of school and forced into child marriages. In some instances, countries lack the legislative and regulatory frameworks to protect women from marital rape and domestic violence.
25 November, the International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women, marks the start of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. This 16-day campaign brings together leaders, activists and communities around the world in the fight against gender-based violence.
Support the #16Days of activism by calling for a stop to harmful practices that hold girls and women back.
Make sure you know the forms of violence, discrimination, and obstacles women and girls around the world face. Read More
Call on World Leaders to Fund Another Year of Education Cannot Wait to Keep Girls in School Read More
As Commonwealth leaders meet, every decision must consider the world's poorest and most vulnerable people. Raise your voice to make this message clear Read More
Tell Governments to Double What They Do to Make Sure She Decides Read More
Call on Influential Companies to Incorporate Women-Owned Businesses in Global Supply Chains Read More
Sign the petition urging governments to comprehensively look at their laws relating to rape, sexual violence and abuse. Read More
Tell world leaders to stop child marriage for good Read More
Sign the petition: There must be justice for the Yazidis. Read More
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“Some men would laugh at me because I was crying.” Read more