International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action to achieve gender equality. While much progress has been made, there is still work to be done, especially in the area of sexual violence.
Did you know:
- A third of all women and girls experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime (UN, 2019)
- One in two women in Europe have experienced sexual harassment since the age of 15 (FRA, 2015)
- 35% of female students & 25% of non-binary students have never disclosed sexual assault (SES Survey, 2020)
- Greater internet use during the COVID-19 pandemic has increased online gender-based violence and the online sexual abuse of children and especially girls.
(*via Dublin Rape and Crisis Centre)
We believe change starts with listening to, believing and supporting people who experience sexual violence in all its forms. It’s everyone’s responsibility to speak out abuse, harassment, gender bias, victim blaming, and toxic behaviours.
On International Women’s Day, we commit to working together and making a difference for women and girls. If you’d like to support us, feel free to share these graphics on social media and tag us.