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Gender-Based Violence

Our community is bravely sharing their personal experiences and ideas for action to combat gender-based violence. They are speaking out on gender-based violence topics from cultural attitudes on domestic violence to survivor empowerment and more.

What is Gender-Based Violence?

Gender-based violence is an umbrella term that refers to harmful acts directed at a person based on their gender, according to the UNHCR.

Types of gender-based violence can include sexual, physical, psychological, and economic harm inflicted in public or private. Other gender-based violence examples include threats of violence, coercion, and manipulation.

The Impact of Gender-Based Violence Against Women & Girls

Women are only a part of those who are affected by gender-based violence. It affects the victims and their families but also has an impact on education and economic factors as well. Violence also affects all ages and is critical in the development of children. It is important to stop the outcome of gendered violence in order to prevent children from growing up and repeating the cycle. Join the community of women that are striving to make a positive change regarding gender-based violence at World Pulse. Tell us about the impact gender-based violence has had on your life and the lives of the people you care about.

Combating Gender-Based Violence

With nearly 35% of women globally experiencing abuse in their lifetimes, violence against women is the most pervasive human rights violation on the planet. On the World Pulse platform, women from across the world are speaking out on gender-based violence, from domestic violence to sexual and emotional abuse and more. Hear from World Pulse women who are bravely sharing their experiences and proven solutions. Together, our voices are a rallying cry for global action.

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Join in the Discussion Against Gender-Based Violence

On World Pulse, we're standing up for ourselves and our sisters to end the most pervasive human rights violation on the planet — violence against women. World Pulse is your safe place to speak, find support, and usher in the change we need to see. If you are working to end violence against women, we want to hear about your efforts, your successes, and your challenges. Share words of advice and support for survivors of gender-based violence or imagine what the world would look like if all women and girls were safe from harm—then share your vision here. If you have experienced violence, speak out and share your story. Opening up can be the first step toward healing.

Whatever you want to share on the topic of gender-based violence, your story matters.