White Paper: Putting Girls First White Paper: Teen Dating Violence Examine the issue of teen dating violence and learn about the obstacles teenagers face when deciding to end an abusive relationship.
White Paper: Women and Education Read about how schooling impacts a woman's financial status, health and social well-being, and what can be done to end gender disparity in education.
It’s time to end this outrage and create a society where our mothers, sisters, aunts, nieces, daughters and partners are valued, safe, and empowered.
Violence against women is the most pervasive yet least recognized human rights abuse in the world.
The United Nations defines violence against women as “Any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.” When it comes to statistics relating to violence against women and children it’s important to know that you don’t have to be a math expert to understand the numbers.
You simply have to be willing to recognize that each statistic represents a woman, child, or family — a life — torn apart by violence and abuse.
No matter what term is used or how the relationship is defined, it is never okay to engage in sexual activity without someone’s consent.
These three broad categories are each divided further to reflect more specific types of violence.To learn more about dating and domestic violence, visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline website.If you have experienced sexual assault by an intimate partner, it can be challenging to come forward for many reasons.Every day we are actively working with girls and women, who experience any forms of violence/abuse through our support and advocacy programs and services. The last two months at our Vancouver office : Each and every individual has the power to eradicate violence against girls and women by supporting and empowering one woman.There is a need for immediate action of individuals in society.Corlin, past president of the American Medical Association said: "The United States leads the world—in the rate at which its children die from firearms." He concluded: "Gun violence is a threat to the public health of our country." Furthermore, violence often has lifelong consequences for physical and mental health and social functioning and can slow economic and social development.