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Understanding the issues related to violence against women

POSTED November 27, 2020

Understanding the issues related to violence against women

Learn more about the issues that make International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women so important

Girls walk away from the camera down a dirt road

Dubbed the Shadow Pandemic of the COVID-19 crisis, violence against women around the world is a growing concern highlighted this week as the world marked a United Nations international day to remind us of the need for change.

The video below from the global RT news organization focuses on the hot-button issues with facts from the World Health Organization. For example, did you know, 750-million girls are married before they’re 18 or that 200-million have experienced genital mutilation?

At Children Believe, we’re addressing harmful practices against women, such as child marriage. We’re working with girls, boys, parents and community leaders to promote gender equality, because everyone deserve equal opportunities.

Watch the RT video below to learn more about the issues. And, learn more about our work to address this issue.

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