Contribute to worldwide women’s safety
Help us creating a website with trustworthy information about national and local helplines and shelters worldwide. Help us support advocacy in countries where basic services and direct help for victims of gender based violence do not exist.
Violence against women and girls is among the most widespread, and devastating human rights violations in the world, but much of it is often unreported due to impunity, shame, and gender inequality. A third of all women and girls experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, half of women killed worldwide were killed by their partners or family, and violence perpetrated against women is as common a cause of death and incapacity for those of reproductive age, as cancer, and a greater cause of ill health than road accidents and malaria combined.” Source:
GNWS wants women and children to be safe in every country of the world. Direct (crisis)help is essential for victims of domestic and sexual violence. As a concrete first step we aim to create a website where everybody, both victims of domestic and sexual violence and professionals, can easily find trustworthy women’s helpline information of every country in the world. Such a global website does not exist yet. By collecting data from all countries of the world, we concluded that about 30% of the countries does not have basic services like a women’s domestic violence helpline, despite the UN declaration of Ending Violence against Women. This must change.
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