It is estimated that 1 in 3 women will experience gender-based violence in her lifetime.
Most often at the hands of an intimate partner
Females aged 15-44 are more at risk from rape and domestic violence than from cancer, motor accidents, war and malaria.
While women and girls are overwhelmingly affected by GBV, they are not alone...
Men and boys are also targeted.
Including sexual and gender minorities, such as men, who have sex with men and transgender persons.
Gender-based violence is a global pandemic that crosses all borders and does not discriminate based on culture, ethnicity, religion, status, or income level
It can happen...
in the home, at school, at the workplace, hidden, and in plain sight
At the hands of…
an intimate partner, a family member, a friend, the community, or the state
During times of peace,
but especially during conflict and war
GBV is not solely a women's issue.
It is a profound challenge for the entire world.
Gender-based violence undermines not only the safety, dignity, and human rights of the millions who experience it, but also the public health, economic stability, and security of nations to an Individual, a Family, a Community, a Nation
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November 15 (International End Violence Against Women) to December 10 (International Human Right Days)
Last updated: November 26, 2012