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    In Focus: Gender-based violence

    From human trafficking to domestic abuse, female genital mutilation/cutting to rape during conflict, violence against women is a violation of human rights.

    This report explores how, where and why it occurs and looks at how we can prevent it.

    Violence against women - we say no!

Violence Against Women & Girls

Learn about how VAWG is taking place in your community, maybe even on your street.  Then see how you can make a difference. Read more here about VAWG.

Key Facts

35% of women globally have experienced intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence. In some countries, this rises to 70%. Read more key facts and figures.


Case Studies

Be inspired to take action and read about these Soroptimist success stories addressing violence against women and girls.  Using education, empowerment, and enabling opportunities these projects have made a huge impact.

Project Case Studies


Every year, a delegation of Soroptimist leaders and lobbyists attend the annual session of the Commission on the Status of Women (‘CSW’).  This year’s focus theme was violence against women.  Read about how Soroptimists advocated for women and girls and won.

57th Annual CSW

Enough is Enough

This year Soroptimists called upon women, men, girls, and boys around the world to join us in saying “Enough is Enough” on International Women’s Day.  Read more about this campaign here.

Enough is Enough



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