End Violence Against Women

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Oxfam works to build a safe and just world, where women and girls have rights, dignity and power over their lives. We want a world where women live free from violence.

End Violence Against Women and Girls
Join Oxfam to raise awareness and take action!

Worldwide violence against women and girls is a widespread human rights violation. And it can be stopped. Together we can make a difference in the lives of women and girls.

16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence
November 25 - December 10

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Oxfam knows that ending global poverty begins with women's rights — that's why we've teamed up with Up For Debate.

Join the call to action for all federal parties to get serious about ending violence against women and girls in Canada and around the world.

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Did you know?

  • Globally, it's estimated that one out of three women and girls will be physically or sexually assaulted in her lifetime.
  • Violence against women and girls is a major cause of death, ill health and disability
  • Violence blocks opportunities for women and girls to escape poverty by limiting their choices and access to education – making it harder to earn a living and participate in public life.
  • Since 1980, 1,100 Aboriginal women in Canada have been murdered or gone missing.
  • Growing militarization and conflict in many parts of the world increases violence in the lives of women and girls.

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Want to learn more? 

Read our backgrounder
Gender Justice:  Ending Violence Against Women

Check out the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign: online, on Facebook and on Twitter.


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