Violence Against Women

Did You Know?

As many as one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or abused in some other way – most often by someone she knows, including by her husband or another male family member. 

Engaging Men in Preventing Violence Against Women

Hear Fidѐle Bucyanayandi's testimony of abuse and how CARE is helping him break the cycle of violence in his marriage and in his rural Rwandan community.

Taking a Stand Against Gender-Based Violence

On September 17, CARE and New Republic held an event in DC about what it will take to end the cycle of violence. 

Did You Know?

Gender-based violence is one of the most pervasive and yet least-recognized human rights abuses in the world.

As many as one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or abused in some other way – most often by someone she knows, including by her husband or another male family member.

This violence leaves survivors with long-term psychological and physical trauma; tears away at the social fabric of communities; and is used with terrifying effect in conflict settings, with women as the main target.

It doesn't have to be this way. Women and men from all walks of life are joining together to help bring an end to these pervasive, and often deadly, acts of violence.

CARE stands with the kidnapped Nigerian girls and their families

CARE is deeply concerned about the fate of the more than 200 school girls kidnapped in Nigeria. Reportedly, some of the girls have already been sold for as little as $12.

It's critical that girls are safe in school. Educating our girls is crucial for the eradication of global poverty. An educated girl will have healthier children, earn a greater income and is more likely to send her own children to school. When societies don't value girls and their futures, entire communities suffer and generations are mired in poverty.

Please donate now to aid CARE's work preventing violence against women, sending girls to school and fighting other root causes of poverty all over the world.


Share the facts about violence against women.

Steal These StatsIn some countries, up to 7 in 10 Women are beaten, raped, abused or mutilated.
Steal These StatsBetween 250,000 & 500,000 women were raped during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.
Steal These StatsGender-based violence Kills & Disables as many women, aged 15-44, as cancer, malaria, traffic accidents and war combined.
Steal These Stats1 billion women will be victims of violence in their lifetime.

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Child brides are at high risk of being abused by their husband. 

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Learn about a CARE-supported clinic for survivors of violence in Burundi.

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Join CARE in calling for an end to the atrocities now. 

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Find out what Florence walked for days to tell the Ugandan Parliament. 

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See how we engage men in preventing violence against women.

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Find out how one mom is protecting her girls from a harmful practice.

Rape as a Weapon of War

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, believed to have one of the highest rates of sexual violence in the world, girls and women face increased peril on the road to safety.

Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

CARE is participating in a groundbreaking summit to end sexual violence in conflict.


CARE’s SAFPAC (Supporting Access to Family Planning and Post-Abortion Care) projects on sexual and reproductive health are featured in an article published by Girl Globe...

Bipartisan bill will ensure that gender-based violence is a top U.S. foreign policy priority

“Worst conditions I have seen” in 20 years of working with refugees, says country director


Tell your Representative you demand an end to the tacit acceptance of rape, abuse and violence against women right now.

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