Around the world, at least one out of three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime. Moreover, studies show that up to 10 million children witness some form of domestic violence in their homes annually. Violence against women and girls (VAWG) happens everywhere, in war zones and during peacetime, and in both public and private spaces. Last year, in addition to our East Africa work, we focused on Health, Economic Empowerment and Rights (HER) in the Caucasus, Central Asia and Middle-East. With HER we have combined health with economic empowerment programs as we teach women skills to work towards economic self-sufficiency. Women’s health can only advance if we make them aware of their rights and give them a voice for advocacy in their homes, local communities and countries, thereby helping to break the cycle of violence.
Violence against women and girls is a public health problem and with education on the intervention and prevention of violence, we are breaking the silence and the cycle. We need your vitally important financial support so we can continue our advocacy work. Whatever you can afford is deeply appreciated.
When you make a gift, you are investing in the future of health for women and increasing their agency to stand up for themselves.
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