More than 1 in 3 women experience physical or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime - a figure that has remained largely unchanged over the last decade. The COVID-19 pandemic, conflicts and other crises have not only increased the risks for this violence, but also generated new threats, amplifying the vulnerability of women and girls.to different forms of violence.
The good news is that Violence Against Women and Girls is preventable. Evidence shows that large-scale reductions in violence against women can be achieved through feminist activism and advocacy coupled with coordinated action across justice, health, financial and other sectors.
UN Women has, ever since its inception, been working to prevent and respond to violence, to increase access to services for survivors and to make private and public spaces safer for women and girls. From Colombia to Lebanon, Serbia to India, our efforts have helped thousands of women recover from the devastating impact of Gender Based Violence.
Every effort invested in preventing violence against women is a step towards a safer, more equal and prosperous world.
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