In India, rape is the fastest growing crime. According to the country’s National Crime Records Bureau, every 29 minutes, a woman is raped; and every nine minutes, a case of cruelty at the hands of a husband or relative occurs. Gender-based violence (GBV) is widespread. It threatens the health, freedom and security of victims and yet remains largely hidden by a culture of silence. USAID, however, is working to change these statistics.
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16 Day Challenge: Preventing Violence Against Children and Women
The science is clear – childhood experiences shape adult outcomes, including long-term health, cognitive development, academic achievement Read more >>