16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
We live in a world where one in every three women will experience sexual or gender-based violence (GBV).
November 25 - December 10 mark a global campaign of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence, a campaign to spread awareness and draw attention to the ways in which institutions, governments, and individuals can support the basic human right to be safe from this violence. SecurityWomen stands in solidarity with these efforts, recognising especially the ways in which security and GBV are interrelated. Not only can gender-sensitive approaches to security and policing help reduce the amount of sexual violence committed within militaries and between security forces and civilians, it also makes security forces better at responding to the gendered violence that occurs within conflict as they play a role in peace-building.
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