Rachel Vogelstein of the Council on Foreign Relations spoke at a recent Leadership Council luncheon about progress on women's rights since the 1995 Beijing World Conference on Women, and the current plight of refugee women and girls.
Activists in Latin America are mobilizing and demanding action from policymakers to address gender-based violence after a recent rash of femicides.
Nearly 30 percent of young women experience sexual or intimate partner violence before they are 24. Three kinds of programs hold promise for stopping violence before it starts.
The World Health Organization estimates that nearly 30 percent of girls ages 15-19 and almost 32 percent of young women ages 20-24 have experienced violence at the hands of an intimate partner. in some countries, nearly half of all women and girls in this age group have experienced sexual or intimate partner violence. Exposure to…
Thirty percent of women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual abuse by an intimate partner.
Marriage shouldn’t make us think of violence, but every day, 37,000 girls around the world are married, often against their will, and their wedding day may be the first day of a violent, abusive relationship.
This year's 16 Days campaign will focus on the intersection of gender-based violence and militarism.
At an IWHC luncheon on October 22, Charlotte Bunch, Founding Director and Senior Scholar at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers University, looked back on four decades within the feminist, LGBT, and human rights movements.
Established in 1994 as a Karachi-based community project, Aahung has become a leading authority in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights in Pakistan. Aahung works with schools, medical education institutions, and non-governmental and governmental organizations to advance the health and rights of adolescents.
“Violence against women and girls is a deadly epidemic that continues to be fueled by gender inequality in every part of the world,” said Françoise Girard, President of the International Women’s Health Coalition. “There is no magic cure for ending violence against women. We need a holistic approach that includes promoting gender equality and providing survivors of rape with emergency contraception and safe abortion.”