ATLANTA (March 26, 2018) — Violence against women (VAW) costs society upwards of 2 percent of global GDP, and a CARE report released today demonstrates how that $1.5 trillion loss hits low-, middle- and high-income countries alike.
Violence Against Women
On a hot and sunny day 15 years ago, Baraka Ali and her daughter Ramatou had a conversation under the century-old Baobab tree in their yard in Tchadoua, a village in southeastern Niger. Ramatou had just been told to drop out of school and get married after she passed her primary school exam.
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, explaining the programs to fight gender-based violence in countries like Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad, and Mali.
"They came with their gasoline and their matches."
How access to healthcare and family planning is helping Hadiza regain control after losing so much
Bipartisan bill will ensure that gender-based violence is a top U.S. foreign policy priority
“You women and girls are inferior human beings. This is God’s will and nothing can be done to change that," an old man in the Democratic Republic of Congo recently said to me.