Gender-based violence (GBV) affects millions of people across the globe in a multitude of ways. While progress has been made to reduce it, many are still suffering and need our help. Whether you have someone close who is struggling with GBV or wish to get involved on an advocacy level – there’s plenty we can do as individuals to support those affected by this horrible crime. We must first remember that for real breakthroughs occur, survivors must be willing and able to empower themselves too. Check out five powerful ideas that could make a difference when fighting gender-based violence.
Gender-based violence is a major global issue that affects countless individuals and communities every day. From intimate partner violence to child marriage, extreme forms of oppressive behavior can have devastating physical, mental, and emotional consequences for those impacted by it. While eliminating gender-based violence in its entirety requires addressing a broad spectrum of factors like cultural norms and unequal power dynamics in relationships, education plays an integral role as well. In this post, we’ll explore the multiple ways that education can help create safer environments free from any kind of gender-based oppression or abuse.
Gender-based violence (GBV) is a global phenomenon that affects millions of individuals – including those with disability – regardless of socioeconomic background, race, and age.
Unfortunately, people with disability are especially vulnerable to the devastating effects of gender-based violence. There is a growing recognition by international organizations, governments, civil society, and other stakeholders that GBV within this population must be acknowledged and addressed. To better equip actors working on the topic from different angles and areas, it is essential to understand the unique challenges faced by people with disability when experiencing GBV as well as potential solutions available for responding to this issue at all levels. In this blog, we will take an in-depth look at how gender-based violence impacts people with disability and what options are available for effective prevention strategies.
We are in the midst of an ongoing crisis. Violence against women is one of the most pervasive and deadliest human rights violations that affect millions around the world every year. Yet, despite its prevalence and devastating impact, violence against women remains largely unreported, undiscussed, and unaddressed – often due to a lack of awareness or taboos around discussing such a complex issue. But taking a stand on this issue is essential if we ever want to make real progress. That’s why it’s time for men around the world, from diverse backgrounds, cultural contexts and belief systems – to take a stand together against any form of gender-based violence and be part of the solution.
You can start by taking ownership of your own actions and joining forces with others in the fight for creating safe homes and public lives free from oppression. Whether it’s signing up for anti-violence campaigns or lending your support to survivors – every action counts towards making this change happen.
“Why don’t they leave?” This is a common question when many people hear that someone is in an abusive relationship. Leaving may seem simple to anyone but it’s never that easy. And here is why.
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“Some of my delay in sharing stemmed from my culture. As an Indian American woman, I grew up understanding that a portion of my existence was based on “fitting in.” Speaking up and sharing my story or the significant amount of domestic violence in our community was not and still is not considered socially acceptable. It’s not openly discussed.”
Too many people in abusive relationships wait until the perfect time arises for moving out. One reason might be because the whole idea of escaping domestic abuse unharmed can seem intimidating. But it’s essential to recognize that the ideal time may never come and that it’s best to act quickly.
After the aftermath of violence, one can feel so isolated and alone. Many survivors struggle to find their voice or fight back against those who try and silence them through violence. But there are some ways you can give them that voice! Join us as we explore 7 practical actions which will help survivors in finding their voices again.
There are many ways that men and boys can get involved in the fight to end violence against women. It is important for males of all ages, from students to businessmen, teachers to law enforcement officers to stand up and speak out about the injustice faced by those who live with gender inequality around them.
RECENT debates linking how women dress to the issue of rape have only reinforced the need for a more scientific conversation around violence against women in our society.
Blaming the victim in cases of sexual violence may be a global phenomenon. But it is particularly endemic in patrilinear cultures where restrictive beliefs about women’s roles and rights in society dominate.