Ask the Expert About Violence Against Women


CARE's Senior Gender-Based Violence Program Officer Leigh Stefanik will answer all of your questions about violence against women - and CARE's work to stop it.

Around the world, as many as 1 in 3 women have been raped, beaten or otherwise abused. In some countries, more than 70% of women experience this  violence, simply because they are female.

Poverty and gender inequalities are both causes and effects of violence against women. In many places, women are simply considered inferior, and treated as property rather than people.

But why does poverty make it ok to rape and abuse women? And what exactly is CARE doing in these communities to change attitudes about women so the violence doesn't just stop for a day or two - but ends for good.

Learn more about this issue and CARE's work to end the violence. Then, submit your questions in the comments below for Leigh by noon on Thursday, Feb. 27 and she'll select a few to answer personally in a special video interview.

You can also tweet your questions with the hashtag #CAREAsktheExpert or leave them on our Facebook page. Leigh will answer questions from our blog, Facebook and Twitter.

Watch our first Ask the Expert video with CARE’s Head of Emergencies Holly Solberg, who answered your questions about CARE’s response to Typhoon Haiyan.