Did you know that violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread violations of human rights worldwide, affecting around 1 in 3 women in her lifetime?

Violence against women and girls is a global pandemic of alarming proportions, deeply rooted in gender inequality and discrimination. It takes many forms and occurs in many places ─ domestic violence in the home; sexual abuse of girls in schools; sexual harassment at work and in public spaces; abuse during pregnancy; and rape in cities and in rural areas, in refugee camps and as a tactic of war.

In Asia and the Pacific, UN Women works to prevent and respond to violence, to increase access to services for survivors and to make private and public spaces safer for women and girls.

Violence is preventable. UN Women works with communities, schools, governments and civil society groups to change the attitudes and behaviours which tolerate violence, and perpetuate gender inequality – which is at the heart of violence against women and girls.

Here is how you can help – every donation counts:

  • 10 AUD to support one student per month to access a school-based violence against women counselling service
  • 20 AUD to support one survivor’s crisis support to help her with safety and legal advice
  • 50 AUD per month to ensure access to violence against women counselling services in rural health clinics
  • 200 AUD to support women’s access to training on community trauma counselling services
  • 300 AUD to sponsor emergency assistance for survivors in crisis- such as food, clothing, and medical care