Stop violence against women and improve support for survivors!

This year, the COVID-19 Pandemic has led to a rise in gender-based violence around the world, following public health responses such as lockdowns. The UN’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence has chosen the theme “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!” to emphasize the continued need for funding and essential services through the pandemic.

According to the World Health Organization, up to 70% of women experience physical and or sexual violence by an intimate partner at some point in their lives, depending on the country. In most countries the rates of physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner range from 29% to 62%.

Even more concerning, over 50% of physically abused women reported that they had never sought help from formal services or authority figures.

Currently, HealthRight International has projects in Ukraine, Uganda, Kenya, and the US that are working to prevent, respond to, and end gender-based violence, but this work cannot be done alone. We need your support to draw attention to this public health crisis and to call on countries, organizations, and people that can help address GBV.

Please join HealthRight’s call for an end to gender-based violence!