1 in 3 women have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.
CDC, National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, 2010 Summary Report
We’re working with partners across the globe to bring about systematic change and legal reform to prevent and end violence against women and girls.
Global Rights for Women Partnerships
Global Rights for Women has worked with more than 60+ international partners to identify obstacles to justice and safety for survivors or violence, with the goal of improving law, policy and practice so that women have improved safety and equality within their own community.
We work at the invitation of national and international partners around the world to advance a survivor-centered approach to law, policy and systems change tailored to our partners specific needs, making it highly adaptable and collaborative.
1 in 3 female victims of completed or attempted rape experienced it for the first time between the ages of 11 and 17.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Statistics
systematic change and legal reform
About the work
Global Rights for Women understands that multiple forms and systems of oppression affect women and girls ability to be free from violence. All training is grounded in the lived experience of survivors, and we use focus groups and interviews to engage survivors in identifying gaps in the system response to violence against women and girls.
Our team has decades of experience in legal and systemic reform initiatives to end gender based violence. We offer assessments of inter-agency responses to violence against women, monitoring, research, review of laws and training of advocates, law enforcement, legal professionals, governments and NGOs.
Each project is customized to both the local and global context of violence against women. Our work is grounded in research and tested strategies from around the world.
Listening to Survivors
The foundation of this approach is the recognition that gender-based violence is a manifestation of gender and racial inequality, and is deeply rooted in patriarchy. We use focus groups and interviews to engage survivors in identifying gaps in the system response to violence against women and girls.
Global Rights for Women’s works at the invitation of national and international partners around the world to advance a survivor-centered approach to law, policy and systems change tailored to our partners specific needs, making it highly adaptable and collaborative.
Global Rights for Women has expanded its work to incorporate Pathways to Family Peace –a program aimed at achieving transformational change for male domestic violence offenders.
Pathways to Family Peace uses the Duluth Model of abuse intervention, which identifies common coercive control tactics used in intimate partner violence to create the curricula for changing behavior. Because sessions are held virtually, it makes it easier for men from any location to attend a court-ordered class.
An important aspect of Pathways to Family Peace, is that it is based on a survivor-centered approach to solving the problems of domestic violence and abusive behavior.
Amirthini Keefe, DAP, Minneapolis
“We are grateful for the work, influence and platform Global Rights for Women provides to both the movement and the community.”
Legal and policy reform
We provide a framework for systems change and legal reform to end gender-based violence that includes a survivor-centered coordinated community response, prioritizing equality and safety for women and girls, and accountability for abusers.
Each project we do is customized to both the local communities and global context of violence against women and girls. Our legal and policy reform work is grounded in survivor-centered research, data and tested strategies from around the world.
Training and Education
We work to shift the narrative regarding gender-based violence and to eradicate it at all levels of society.
We know that addressing gender-based violence effectively is possible. Global Rights for Women provides educational tools, resources and training that act as a roadmap for effective societal and systems change.
We provide international, national and local training to demonstrate how the justice system and community leaders can work together to create policies and procedures to respond effectively to gender-based violence, understand survivor needs and hold offenders accountable.
Support Global Rights for Women
Every dollar donated to Global Rights for Women supports our work to end gender-based violence for women and girls everywhere.
With the aim of legal reform and institutional change, these reports reflect our work with partners to create and review laws, and monitor and advise best practices on violence against women within the countries that we work.
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Global Rights for Women supports communities and organizations around the world in their fight against gender-based violence against women and girls. While the effects of systemic change can take years, if not decades, to fully materialize, our Project Reports capture the efforts of our legal and systemic reform initiatives.