Each year, around 1 in 10 women in Britain experience rape or other violence
One in four local authorities leave female victims of violence without the specialised support they need. Scary, isn’t it?
Make a difference – email your MP now
Of course, this campaign has a concrete action.
End Violence Against Women’s new website ‘Map of Gaps’ shows exactly which services for women escaping violence are lacking where.
See what services are missing in your local area, and email your MP directly on Mapofgaps.org – it’s that easy to make a big difference.
Want to do more to help?
Violence against women affects women globally, cutting across boundaries of wealth, race, and culture. Here are a couple of actions relating to women outside the UK.
The most common impact of conflict on women is the use of rape as a weapon of war. In fact, it is now more dangerous to be a woman than to be a soldier in modern conflict.
Justine Masika Bihamba and her family have been attacked because of her work as coordinator of a women’s human rights organisation in the Congo. Although they can identify the soldiers, they have still not been arrested.
Women in Iran are second-class citizens in the family and before the courts – yet more than 60% of university students are women and they work in all kinds of jobs.
Many Iranian women want to challenge this discrimination and they have asked the international community to support them in their struggle.
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