Gender-based Violence

Statement on risk of human trafficking near Venezuela, photo of woman on phone covering her eyes (© Dolores Ochoa/AP Images)

The risk of human trafficking for Venezuelan women [infographic]

At a conference on the Venezuelan Refugee and Migrant Crisis, a State Department official laid out the dangers to women caused by the former Maduro regime.
Woman carrying baby wrapped in a blanket in the street (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)

How the former Maduro regime hurts Venezuelan women

Nicolás Maduro's corruption and mismanagement place Venezuelan women and girls, whether at home or overseas, in harm's way.
Melania Trump and Cindy Arlette Contreras standing among women (© Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Survivor turned advocate: Peruvian seeks justice for women

Arlette Contreras Bautista is leading a grassroots movement across Peru and the region against domestic violence and other injustices against women.
Police officer interrogating people at an emergency scene (State Dept.)video

April 18: Changing the response to sexual assault [webchat]

Join this live, one-hour discussion with U.S. law enforcement representatives to learn how they address sexual assault cases in their communities.
Girls holding up brightly colored cloth bags (© Jeana Nash)

Giving a million girls ‘their days back’

Learn how a major problem affecting the health, education and dignity of millions of women and girls around the world can be fixed right now.
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U.S. joins in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

More than one in three women have experienced gender-based violence. Learn about a U.S.-backed program that helps women learn about their rights.
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An American Jewish group helps survivors of Rwanda’s genocide

The Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village, modeled on Israeli villages built for orphans after the Holocaust, is a community for survivors of the Rwandan genocide.
Woman standing in front of American flags (© Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Gambian works to protect girls from cutting ritual

Giving birth to a daughter inspired Jaha Dukureh to take action to end a painful and medically unnecessary procedure inflicted on girls around the world.
View from behind of woman sitting on bed, looking out window (© AP Images)

Domestic abuse harms whole communities

If there is no place to escape, victims of domestic violence must either submit or fight back, inviting further abuse. Shelters are a basic community need.