The prevalence of violence against women and girls in all its forms is similar to a pandemic, on par with HIV and COVID-19. According to the World Health Organization, one in three women experience intimate partner violence. On November 25, the Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the International Campaign “16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence” begins and will last until December 10 – Human Rights Day.
As part of the campaign, REAct is organizing a series of webinars to support, protect and prevent violence against women and girls, especially from vulnerable groups. Stories of brave women who have found the strength to defend their rights and resist violence will also be published daily.
Let their stories inspire women from Eastern Europe and Central Asia not to be abused by no one.
Some of the stories were collected and published by the Eurasian Women’s Network on AIDS as part of the regional campaign “No Excuse for Violence!”, which focuses in 2022 on women who use drugs.