25 November 2021
#16Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
Dubbed the shadow pandemic, gender-based violence is one of the world’s biggest health problems and a major human rights violation, affecting nearly one in three women worldwide (WHO). This type of violence affects all women (and some men, exceptionally), and in particular racialized women, LGBTQ+ people, and women in vulnerable situations (among others).
At Santé Monde, we believe deeply in the power of networks to make a difference in preventing and responding to gender-based violence. We play a convening role where competent resources are recognized and connected to learn from each other, to build tools, to support each other, and to go above and beyond. The initiatives we support come from local communities (women’s rights organizations, health centers, etc.), based on best practices and with a constant concern for improvement.
For the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, we have compiled 3 stories and 5 best practices from our international health codevelopment projects in Benin, Mali and Haiti.