Women and girls experience violence at shocking levels.
But around the world, grassroots activists are taking a stand. Women-led and women-focused groups are working tirelessly to dismantle the patriarchal systems that lead to violence, while providing survivors with the support they need and deserve. They need you to stand with them.
FIGHTING ON THE FRONT LINES
Meet two grassroots organizations working to end violence against women:
Standing Up for Trans Women
High rates of violence against women and LGBTQ people in Honduras mean that lesbian and trans women are particularly vulnerable. Cattrachas monitors, documents, and exposes the prejudice and violence that queer women experience, including at the hands of authorities. In June 2021, they helped secure a precedent-setting ruling that held the state responsible for the murder of a transgender woman.
Getting Vital Resources to Survivors
Seruka Initiative for the Victims of Violence, Burundi
The violence women frequently experience in Burundi reflects deeper patriarchal attitudes and stereotypes. Seruka Initiative for the Victims of Violence works to decrease gender-based violence and provide physical and mental health services to survivors. This year alone, their Seruka care center has treated more than 800 women who experienced gender-based violence, including sexual assault. The organization is in critical need of more funding to continue its work.