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.

STEAL THESE STATS

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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MAKE THE CONNECTION!

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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THESE ARE OUR SISTERS

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

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Read This!

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

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Watch This!

See how we engage men in preventing violence against women.

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Read This!

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.

Defying the Tradition of Female Genital Cutting

Abay, an Ethiopian woman who bravely refused to undergo female genital cutting at age 8, returned to her community and became a driving force for change.

Newsroom

ATLANTA (Nov. 21, 2013) — CARE USA hailed the introduction today of H.R. 3571, the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA), by Reps.

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Advocacy

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

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