Addressing Gender-Based Violence
It is estimated that 35% of women and girls worldwide have experienced gender-based violence (GBV). GBV is a human rights abuse that is rooted in social inequalities among men and women. It is an issue that occurs in all parts of the globe, and while GBV has gained more attention over the years, awareness remains inadequate.
Gender-based violence includes child abuse, sex trafficking, sexual assault, domestic violence, early child marriage, violence in schools, female genital mutilation/cutting, forced labor and more. Roughly 70 million women have been married before the age of 18, and 120 million have experienced forced intercourse or other forced sexual acts. Even with an alarmingly high number of women and girls suffering different forms of violence every day, fewer than 40% ever report it.
Education is one of the the most effective ways to address and end GBV. World Education is committed to eradicating gender-based violence and ensuring that public spaces, schools and homes safe for all women and girls worldwide!
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