Eliminating gender-based violence

Everyone has the right to a life free from violence

Uganda WAYREP project - Aber Grace

Our goal: By 2030, CARE International will help to reduce gender-based violence for 7 million people.

CARE believes every person has the right to a life free from violence. We put gender equality and the safety and dignity of women and girls at the centre of what we do.

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a global problem of epidemic proportions that demands committed action and sustained resources. It is estimated that one in every three women will experience physical or sexual violence during their lifetime.

How does CARE respond to gender-based violence?

CARE supports survivors of gender-based violence to recover physically, psychologically and economically. We provide healthcare, counselling and livelihoods support to help women to rebuild their lives.

We don't stop at helping survivors of gender-based violence. We aim to address – and change – the attitudes that make it possible, especially in crisis settings.

This means working alongside local organisations and communities to support their response to gender-based violence in the local context. It means empowering women and girls through education, health, and livelihoods opportunities. It means supporting women to speak up for their rights. And it means engaging men and boys to break the cycle of violence.

In the past, men would wait to trap girls along the road leading to the forest and she will end up being raped. But now these criminal acts have reduced because of CARE's interventions and services. Now those men see us and know we are aware of our rights."

Yar receives support from a CARE Women's Centre in South Sudan

Yar - South Sudan

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