The United Nations has launched its latest campaign, 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. This year also marks the 15 year anniversary of the United Nations Trust Fund to End violence. The United Nations reports that up to 70% of women and girls will be beaten, coerced into sex or abused in their lifetime.
Other statistics provided by the UN show that:
The UN is encouraging people to take action against gender violence, such as by:
Read more about gender violence on the UN website and get involved, even if it’s simply to sign up to their email list. Alternatively, take two minutes to watch this video, where Eva-Britt Svensson, Swedish politician and former Member of the European Parliament, talks about her experiences with domestic violence. She reflects on how she took action to reclaim her personal safety and how she recovered from the cycle of violence.