The United Nations reports that at least one out of every three women around the world has been beaten, raped, or otherwise abused in her lifetime—with the abuser usually someone known to her.
The consequences of violence against women are physically debilitating and a major cause of death and disability for women aged 15 to 44 years, rating higher than deaths caused by motor vehicle accidents, cancer, and malaria.
However, the psychological and social consequences are equally devastating as the stigma associated with sexual violence and domestic abuse leaves women incredibly vulnerable and jeopardizes the well-being of families, fractures communities, and stalls the economic development of a nation.
This week on PulseWire, we are kicking off an Action Blogging Campaign on the theme of Ending Gender Based Violence. We've partnered with the Man Up Campaign and inviting all members of our community to use their journal and speak out about personal experiences in gender based violence, as well as ideas and innovative solutions for bringing an end to violence against women and girls.
We invite you and the women in your network to join us in saying NO to gender based violence. Tell us your personal and observed experiences of violence against women, in any form. Share your work, projects, initiatives and innovative solutions with the community and tell us how you’re working to end violence in the movement for awareness and peace. And also please share any specific actions that you wish to draw support around.
How to Participate:
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the campaign or need assistance in getting involved with the PulseWire community. Looking forward to seeing you on PulseWire and learning more about your work.
Jade FrankOnline Community Manager