Ending gender-based violence against women and girls.
At least 1 in 3 women in the world are victims of domestic and sexual assault.
WHO, Violence against women prevalence estimates, 2018.
Survivor Voices of War and Conflict
Conflict zones always result in high levels of gender-based violence against women and girls, including greater risk of unplanned pregnancy, maternal mortality and morbidity, and severe sexual and reproductive injuries as a result of conflict-related sexual violence. The breakdown of political, economic and social structures also leave those most vulnerable to violence with limited or no access to healthcare, education or political decision-making.
Yet women and girls have historically acted as human rights defenders, and are active agents in both formal and informal peacebuilding and recovery processes. Listen to these survivor voices addressing gender based violence in conflict situations, including current hot spots Ethiopia, Haiti and Ukraine, to hear about their work advocating for women’s human rights and how the international community can support survivors and respond to gender-based violence in conflict areas.
The Northern Triangle: Fighting for Women’s Recognition
In early February of this year, Biden urged the Supreme Court to dismiss the challenge against ending the expulsion policy of Title 42. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump Administration used the expulsion policy as a way to override immigration law. This meant that migrants were not allowed to apply for asylum if they had entered the U.S. as undocumented, sending refugees and families away from the Southern border. However, in 2022, the Northern Triangle, a region consisting of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, saw a noticeable rise in migrants seeking refuge, especially women and children migrants.
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