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Domestic Violence: A Global Crisis

THE HIGH COST OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE For their protection, survivors' real names and photos do not appear here. VIOLENCE is GHA house where a woman is unsafe is not a home. a bigger threat to the health of women ages 15-49 than cancer, malaria and traffic accidents combined. -WOMAN, LIBERIA DOMESTIC VIOLENCE is defined by the IRC as acts of physical, sexual and emotional violence inflicted against a woman by her intimate partner, whether cohabiting or not. It also includes refusal of money to cover basic necessities as well as controlling behaviors such as constraining a woman's mobility or her access to friends and relatives. 1 IN 3 WOMEN globally will experience violence during her lifetime, often at the hands of an intimate partner. GEThe last word I heard him telling me was that I'm going to kill you today... And the last word I also told him is that, please don't kill me because we have children together... And he said he's going to kill me. And I fainted. And the next thing is, I woke up, I saw myself in the hospital with a drip on me.J9 -WOMAN, SIERRA LEONE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS NOT UNIQUE TO ONE REGION OR CONTINENT United Bangladesh 15% 36% 53% States Japan 71% Ethiopia 37% Brazil Percentage of women affected by domestic violence RESOURCES COMMITTED TO ADDRESSING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE $17.5 Million Programs to address violence against women and girls are generally underfunded and ad hoc. Few donors have comprehensive strategies to shape their global response to violence against women and fewer still make domestic violence a priority. Amount the US has spent since 2010 to prevent and respond to gender based violence in disasters and conflicts. $900 Million Amount the US spends annually on overall disaster assistance. SOLUTIONS TO ADDRESS THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CRISIS The International Rescue Committee urges donor institutions and governments to... Increase funding for programs Recognize domestic violence as a serious humanitarian problem that address all forms of violence against women SIGN THE PLEDGE SPREAD THE WORD Stop the violence against we, the women. The right of the woman is human rights for us all. - WOMEN'S ACTION GROUP MEMBER, SIERRA LEONE INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE To sign the pledge and spread the word: in partnership with Source: OBizMedia

Domestic Violence: A Global Crisis

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An IRC report on post-war West Africa shows women continue to suffer violence at alarming levels and with shocking frequency. The primary threat to their safety is not strangers or men with guns; it�...



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