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Doris is a mother and an educator about gender-based violence in Ghana.

Violence against women

Globally, women endure violence and discrimination in every sphere of life, simply because they are female.

They may be underrepresented in political decision-making, excluded from economic opportunity, and their labour devalued within the family. This systemic inequality impacts greatly on the rights of women, and makes them more vulnerable to violence, particularly for women who are affected by additional types of oppression, for example LGBTQI women, sex workers, migrants and disabled women.

What we do:

We focus on working on the issues faced by marginalised women and girls, supporting them to develop agency and challenge harmful norms and practices. In particular, we:

  • Support the local and global political recognition of marginalised women and their social movements, in policy and in practice
  • Collaborate with feminist movements, coalitions, partner organisations and civil society organisations to support them in working with particularly vulnerable women
  • Empower and strengthen women and their collectives to demand their rights and hold those in power to account
  • Collect robust evidence on a continuous basis and use it to support internal and external engagement.
Across the world, seven out of ten women will experience violence in their lifetime. Public transport is a big challenge for women and girls, whose specific needs are not catered for; leaving them vulnerable to violence.

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A photo of people demonstrating at the Sandton Shutdown
News

Calls for greater action from the South African government following rise in violence against women and xenophobic attacks

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Women at a protest against violence and harassment in the workplace
News

Violence is not part of the job

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Woman sewing at a garment factory in Bangladesh
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80% of garment workers in Bangladesh have experienced or witnessed sexual violence and harassment at work

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Zandile, an LGBTI activist from South Africa
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The Rainbow Activists

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Rahima, with her sewing machine
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"The dress you are wearing to look beautiful is made of our sweat and tears"

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Actress Wunmi Mosaku meets Dakpaama, a survivor of violence
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Wunmi Mosaku: “Let’s support women to claim their rights”

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Funding a localised, women-led approach to protection from Gender Based Violence
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Funding a localised, women-led approach to protection from Gender Based Violence

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Double jeopardy

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Women and the City III

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Stop Violence Against Girls in School

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