Are Women Human?
Attitudes that diminish the humanity of women and girls have been pervasive and difficult to change. They are largely what make it possible for the violence inflicted on women and girls to be coldly overlooked or lukewarmly condemned. If women and girls aren’t fully equal human beings, then violence against them is no big deal.
Violence against women and girls includes those forms of abuse that most people think of as violent acts such as rape and physical or verbal abuse. It also includes female genital cutting and forced early marriage, which robs girls of their choices in life and relegates them to a life of poverty and servitude. This violence also includes gendercide through sex-selective abortions and the killing of newborn baby girls.
OUR WORK ENDING VIOLENCE
100-140 MILLION GIRLS + WOMEN WORLDWIDE
ARE LIVING WITH THE CONSEQUENCES OF FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION.
1 IN 3 WOMEN
WILL BE SEXUALLY ASSAULTED IN HER LIFETIME.