Today marks the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign. The 16 Days Campaign originated from the first Women's Global Leadership Institute coordinated by the Center for Women's Global Leadership in 1991. Read more...
November 25th, 2013
September 23rd, 2013
By: Sara Pellegrom, Women Deliver
Bangladesh is witness to some of the highest rates of intimate partner violence (IPV) against women in the world. In the past several years, the Bangladeshi government, donors, non-governmental organizations, and community advocates have introduced a variety of interventions to promote gender equality, increase women’s empowerment, and reduce violence against women. These efforts have led to an expansion in girls’ access to primary and secondary education, an increase in Bangladeshi wives’ contributions to their family’s income, and reduced gender disparities. Now, research is also showing that these changes have had an impact on the incidence of IPV. Read more...
December 17th, 2012
By: Janna Oberdorf, Women Deliver
For too many women around the world, broken arms and bruised eyes are a part of daily life. Whether they are abused verbally or physically, by their husbands or even their mother-in-laws, these women live in constant fear and feel unable to escape.
In Vietnam, where domestic violence is reportedly present in all areas of the country and across the social spectrum, the Improving Health Care Response to Gender-based Violence project was launched by the Center for Studies and Applied Sciences in Gender, Family, Women and Adolescents and the Population Council, and financial support from the Ford Foundation. Read more...
September 17th, 2012
By: Yousra Yusuf, Women Deliver
Gender-based violence (GBV) contributes significantly to HIV prevalence in the world, specifically in HIV endemic countries in sub-Saharan Africa. SASA!, a program run by Raising Voices, is a community mobilization program based in Uganda that works to raise community awareness of GBV, and in turn reduce rates of HIV. Read more...
August 13th, 2012
By: Harshi Hettige, Women Deliver
Over 600 Zambian girls have been empowered to stand up against violence as a result of the Tisunge Ana Athu Akazi (Lets Protect Our Girl Children) Coalition (TAAAC). The Coalition took action in a country where one-third of girls surveyed reported that they knew of girls who had been sexually harassed by a teacher, and half reported knowing girls who had been exploited by a family member.
Led by Equality Now and with a grant from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women, TAAAC unites Zambian organizations to take action against gender-based violence. Read more...