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Gender Violence

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We Can Stop It Together

From providing safe spaces for girls to defending access to quality education to increasing female teachers and mentors Girl Up Clubs are on a mission to eliminate gender-based violence (GBV) around the world.

  1. 12 Million

    girls worldwide are subjected to child marriage annually

  2. 1 in 5

    women and girls aged 15-49 experience physical and/or sexual violence by a partner

  3. 200 Million

    girls and women worldwide have undergone female genital mutilation

One is Too Many

1 in 3 Women

That’s how many girls and women will experience gender-based violence in their lifetime. That number should be zero. Gender-based violence, rooted in gender norms and unequal power relationships, undermines the health, dignity, security and autonomy of its victims. It is one of the most prevalent human rights violations in the world and it knows no social, economic or national boundaries.

Gender-based violence affects girls and women in every community, in every corner of the world, yet it remains shrouded in a culture of silence. As advocates for the rights, skills, and opportunities of every girl, everywhere, Girl Up leaders are developing girl-led solutions to combat gender-based violence in their own lives and communities– from addressing campus sexual assault through advocacy and the creation of safe spaces, to developing tech solutions that build community awareness – but there is still so much more to do.

what’s at stake?

Gender-based violence denies the human dignity of girls and women.

Victims of gender-based violence can suffer immediate and long-term physical and emotional consequences, including forced and unwanted pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections including HIV, and even death.

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