News and Articles
The underlying causes of sex trafficking, like systemic poverty, domestic violence and the stigmatization of marginalized groups, are being ignored in prevention efforts.
We are only beginning to see the full effects of environmental destruction, but also the humanitarian violations and gender-based violence.
GRW travelled to Manila for our first in-person session with advocates on how to identify gaps between what survivors need and what institutions/systems provide and to understand the forces that shape the everyday challenges faced by police, healthcare and legal institutions.
Mass Layoffs in Pakistan’s Textile Industry has Led to Increased Gender-Based Violence Among Workers
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, 7 million textile workers have been laid off in Pakistan, half of whom are women. The mass layoffs contribute to the gender-based violence that has been occurring in this industry. For many women in this sector, the low-wage factory job is their only source of income.
Shifting social norms to change entrenched beliefs about women as less-than or somehow deserving of mistreatment is work for all of us to take on. Fathers, especially, have a role to play modeling healthy approaches to masculinity, including practicing gender equality.
Report Released by GRW and Minneapolis Advocacy Groups Assesses Police Response to Domestic Violence
Melissa Scaia, Global Rights for Women’s Director of International Training and co-author of the report, said, “Global Rights for Women is partnering with local advocacy organizations and survivors to improve the response to domestic violence in Minneapolis.”
Over the past decade, more women in Japan have publicly spoken out against perpetrators who have not been held accountable for their sexually violent acts. Through dedication, Japan’s Cabinet heeded pressure to approve a bill that would acknowledge sexual violence even without physical violence or coercion present this past March.
The enduring passion of those working to pass stronger laws addressing gender based violence in Armenia and the Republic of Georgia.
The verdict told would-be perpetrators of sexual abuse that they are out of step with the growing respect for women’s rights, and they will be held accountable.
When media reports on conflict zones, the gender-based violence that occurs in these areas is often left out in favor of military action. The reality is that conflict zones are hotspots for sexual violence among girls and women, and gender-based violence is used as a weapon of war.
Around the globe, we rely on storytellers to amplify the voices of women survivors of violence. Despite the prospect of danger, women advocates, organizers, journalists and researchers continue to bravely take a stand across the world.
Join the movement
Join the global movement to end gender-based violence.
Get updates from the Global Rights for Women team about the work around the world to ensure justice for survivors and how you can advocate for ending gender-based violence in your community.