International Partnerships

#WithHer: Creating a world where women and girls are safe and free

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What’s the issue?

We believe in a world in which every woman and girl is safe and free.

But 1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifetime.

Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today.

Women and girls are disproportionately subjected to violence, including femicide, sexual violence, intimate partner violence, trafficking and harmful practice.

15 of the 20 countries with highest rates child marriage are in Africa and more than 40% girls marry before age 18
137 women across the world are killed by a member of their own family every day
Approximately 15 million adolescent girls (aged to 19) worldwide have experienced forced sex at some point in their life

What are we doing?

Are you with her?

#WithHer is a digital engagement campaign designed to raise awareness of and challenge the harmful gender norms and stereotypes which perpetuate violence against women and girls worldwide.

It is a joint initiative of the European Union and United Nations under the Spotlight Initiative.

With investments in more than 25 countries across the globe, the Spotlight Initiative is the world’s largest targeted effort to end all forms of violence and improve the lives of women and girls.