The different forms of gender-based violence
In the 12 months preceding the start of COVID-19, 243 million women and girls (aged 15-49) across the world had been subjected to sexual or physical violence by an intimate partner.
Why gender-based violence happens
What Plan International is doing to address gender-based violence
Gender-based violence happens when there is an unequal power relationship between girls or women and boys or men. Plan International runs programs that help equalize the power in relationships so that everyone is valued equally and can reach their full potential.
Here is what Plan International is doing to boost the social position of girls and women and reduce gender-based violence:
Advocating with lawmakers and community partners to promote gender equality and challenge gender-based violence such as child marriage and female genital mutilation.
Providing safe spaces where youth can openly discuss sensitive topics like self-esteem, sexuality and relationships. These discussions help develop positive attitudes toward gender equality
Developing opportunities for women to come together to talk about gender equality and tackle gender norms that lead to gender-based violence.
Facilitating discussions among men to address negative masculinity like gender-based violence and to reflect on gender equality.
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