It is estimated that 35 per cent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or sexual violence by a non-partner (not including sexual harassment) at some point in their lives. However, some national studies show that up to 70 per cent of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime. Evidence shows that women who have experienced physical or sexual intimate partner violence report higher rates of depression, having an abortion and acquiring HIV, compared to women who have not.
Gender-based violence is a huge global concern and one of the major channels leading human trafficking. Although at face value, it may seem to be confined to intimate and family situations; it is one of the key catalysts towards a larger crime. Victims of domestic violence are more likely to be trafficked. It remains largely under-reported as it is often clouded in shame. Majority of the victims are women.
How We Work With You
- Provide support to forums that raise awareness of and promote collaboration and the exchanging views
- Provide training on the investigation & prosecution of GBV.
- Teach Techniques for the identification & protection of victims of GBV.
- Training on the prosecution and investigation of GBV cases