U.S. joins in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

Violence against women is a global issue that affects millions every year.

Learn how Zubeida, a woman from India who was born with polio, faced gender-based violence in her community because of her disability. But through a U.S. Agency for International Development program, Zubeida learned about her rights. Today she works as a tailor. She hopes to earn more money so that one day she can own her own tailoring shop.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. is proud to take action on “Ending Gender-Based Violence in the World of Work,” this year’s theme for the 16 Days of Activism that begin November 25. “Societies that empower women to participate fully in civic and economic life are more prosperous and peaceful,” he said.