Gender-based Violence

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A history of injustice: How Iran’s regime mistreats its people

February 20 is the observance of the World Day of Social Justice. See the broad swath of Iranian society that has suffered under the current regime.
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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.
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Venezuelan women, families suffer under Maduro’s chaos

U.N. Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet reports that women and children continue to suffer from malnutrition in Venezuela. And it's getting worse.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.