An estimated one in three women globally will experience gender-based violence in their lifetime, and this number only rises in humanitarian emergencies. Gender-based violence may include rape, domestic violence, child marriage, female genital cutting, or sexual harassment. While women and girls are the primary victims of gender-based violence, men and boys are also victimized and face similar difficulties in obtaining treatment and post-assault recovery.
Violence against women has profound implications on survivors and communities, including increased risks for HIV and reproductive health complications. CARE is working to address women and girls' unique needs in the workplace and in humanitarian emergencies to ensure they receive support and services, and that their voices are included in decision-making.