Girls' Globe

Violence against women (VAW) is a serious global issue that transcends cultures, borders and language. Gender-based violence and VAW are often used interchangeably as most gender-based violence is inflicted by men on women and girls. It is something which affects all races, all ages, all people, and results in the dehumanisation, exploitation and even death of countless women and girls around the world. It is estimated that in Europe, my own region, 20 to 25% of women have suffered physical violence. The number of women who have suffered from other forms of gender-based violence is much higher. Globally, VAW and girls is a problem of pandemic proportions. Based on data compiled by the World Health Organisation, up to 70 percent of women experience physical or sexual violence from men in their lifetime.

In international news, various celebrities have shown their darker side this week with outbursts of offense attacks…

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