16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence
IPPF/WHR is committed to the fight against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in our world. One in every four women living in Latin America and the Caribbean experience GBV in their lifetime. IPPF has made it a part of their work to ensure that women have the human and sexual right to live free from violence and harm. IPPF/WHR is asking its Member Associations to participate in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. Member Associations across the region are providing life-saving services for victims and survivors of GBV. The Dominican Republic has begun a screening process for GBV specifically focusing on sexual violence. IPPF/WHR is working with four other Member Associations in Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala as they launch vital projects to address GBV and sexual violence in their countries. All of these projects are efforts to recognize, address, and prevent GBV, while ensuring that women and children are respected and served with the highest quality services possible. To learn more about GBV and how you can play a role in its prevention, check out the website for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. Then, tell us what you are doing to help all women and children live in a safe world.
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