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#16Days against Gender-Based Violence

From November 25 through December 10, USAID will join the international community for the global campaign, #16Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.

Gender-based violence transcends borders and cultures: it is a global issue affecting millions of people each year. This violence threatens lives, undermines families and communities, and impedes the progress of nations.

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Many of our dedicated USAID colleagues have shared stories and photos in this video highlighting the Agency's work to prevent and respond to gender-based violence in more than 40 countries around the world.

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Every wonder what USAID is doing to prevent and respond to gender-based violence? Watch our new video at https://goo.gl/x1JqEr to see how we are working to #endviolence in more than 40 countries around the world! #16DaysofActivism2017 #16Days

New Infographic: U.S. Government’s Policy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-based Violence Globally

What We're Saying on Social

Hashtags: #16Days #EndGBV

#16Days Photos

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#16Days Tweets

General Posts about #16Days

(can be used with pictogram)

  • For November 25: Today, Intl Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, kicks off #16Days of Activism to #EndGBV www.usaid.gov/16-days
  • Join [NAME of bureau/mission] for #16Days of stories & info on our work to #EndGBV.
  • Join @USAIDMBekkering for #16Days of stories & info on our work to #EndGBV.
  • How is USAID working to #EndGBV? Learn more about the USG Strategy to Prevent & Respond to GBV Globally. #16Days [INFOGRAPHIC]
  • USAID wants to #EndGBV. Follow along for #16Days of stories & reply with how you’re working to prevent gender-based violence.
  • .@USAID joins the international community to commemorate #16Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. #EndGBV www.usaid.gov/16-days
  • USAID provides #GBV survivors with vital, life-saving services in more than 40 countries. Learn more → www.usaid.gov/16-Days [PICTOGRAM]
  • The costs & consequences of violence against women last for generations. Read how USAID is working to #EndGBV worldwide: www.usaid.gov/16-Days #16Days

Posts Highlighting Key USAID Achievements in Preventing and Responding to Gender-based Violence

  • Last year, USAID worked with community leaders to prevent 748 cases of #ChildMarriage in #Ethiopia. #16Days
  • USAID has provided critical services to over 4 million survivors & persons at risk of #GBV in crisis & conflict-affected countries #16Days
  • 1.3 million people have benefitted from USAID-supported GBV response activities in the DRC, Mozambique and Tanzania. #EndGBV #16Days [PICTOGRAM]

Posts Raising Awareness of Issues around Gender-based Violence

  • Worldwide, around 15 million adolescent girls aged 15 to 19 have experienced forced sexual intercourse or other forced sexual acts in their lifetime. #EndGBV #16Days
  • GBV has been estimated to cost the world more than 5% of global GDP, having a greater aggregate economic impact than war. #EndGBV #16Days
  • See how medical support, counseling, legal services help young girls heal from the horrors of sexual violence: https://goo.gl/8ejxFu #16Days
  • @USAIDDRG’s Global Labor Program supports work to #EndGBV in workplaces worldwide. Learn more: https://goo.gl/nNyQKd
  • DYK? @USAIDFFP development programs empower households to #EndGBV so all girls can fulfill their potential. http://ow.ly/KIkE30giWcr #16Days
  • 1 in 4 women worldwide will experience workplace sexual harassment. @USAIDDRG is strengthening their voice to push for change.
  • Early and forced marriage leaves girls vulnerable to sexual, physical and emotional violence throughout their lives. #EndGBV #16Days
  • Gender-based violence is a threat to peace, security and dignity everywhere. #EndGBV #16Days
  • #DYK that gender-based violence can also take the form of #bullying? #EndGBV
  • 1 in 3 women globally will experience gender-based violence in their lifetimes. #EndGBV Learn more → www.usaid.gov/16-days #16Days
  • The costs & consequences of violence against women last for generations. Read how USAID is working to #EndGBV worldwide: www.usaid.gov/16-Days #16Days

Posts for Awareness of HIV/AIDS

(Can also be used on World AIDS Day, December 1)

  • The @PEPFAR #DREAMS partnership seeks to #EndGBV, a major driver of #HIV transmission in women + girls. https://goo.gl/dX6Zcq #16Days
  • Through the #DREAMS partnership, @USAID provides vital care to survivors of #GBV. #16Days
  • .@USAID works to eliminate harmful gender norms and #EndGBV to ↓ #HIV. #16Days https://goo.gl/Z48R2J
  • Reaching sustainable control of the #HIV/AIDS epidemic requires ending #GBV and promoting global gender equality. #16Days https://goo.gl/Z48R2J
  • [Facebook post for World Aids Day on Dec. 1] On #WorldAIDSDay, meet Takhmina Khaidarova, a champion for women living with HIV/AIDS in Tajikistan working to #EndGBV. Read her inspiring story here: http://ow.ly/PLPx306HZ1s

Inspiring Stories of USAID’s Work to Prevent and Respond to Gender-based Violence

  • For November 25: Today, on #ViolenceAgainstWomen day, read how Suzy’s story of resilience is inspiring other women to be #GBVFree: goo.gl/HG1NNH
  • We're working to help health care providers in #Rwanda to respond to the physical and emotional needs of child survivors of gender-based violence. #16days #EndGBV goo.gl/XrK85k
  • Learn how the @GlobalDevLab at @USAID is working to #EndGBV by supporting @SOILHaiti to create safer sanitation solutions for #women and #girls. #16Days #gender https://goo.gl/9diLFm
  • One survivor and one health care provider at a time, we're working to #EndGBV. Martine's story is one example of how we're doing that in #Rwanda. #16days goo.gl/XrK85k
  • “I provide hope for a violence-free future” - meet Suzy, helping make her community in #Guatemala #GBVFree. goo.gl/HG1NNH
  • Be inspired by Takhmina Khaidarova, who is helping women overcome stigma and discrimination to #EndGBV: http://ow.ly/PLPx306HZ1s
  • Susan was 11 when sexual violence stole her childhood; see how a USAID-funded program is helping her heal: https://goo.gl/8ejxFu #16Days
  • Despite her disability, one woman stands up to discrimination. #EndGBV https://goo.gl/5ogdtM
  • See how our partner @IMC_Worldwide provides a safe haven for women affected by violence in #Nigeria https://goo.gl/fDA6uJ #16Days #EndGBV
  • “If I were a man, I would not be treated the same way” Read how Zubeida who refuses to be defined by her disability: https://goo.gl/5ogdtM
  • Zubeida and hundreds of women are learning the abuse they face is wrong and they are worthy of respect: https://goo.gl/5ogdtM #EndGBV
  • “My body is precious” -- men and women are learning how to #EndGBV and sexual harassment in the streets of Cairo: https://goo.gl/Eya76c
  • Learn how USAID-supported advocates are creating an Egypt that says no to sexual harassment: https://goo.gl/Eya76c #EndGBV
  • By fighting gender violence, we also fight hunger. @USAID tackles gender inequities to ↑ food security. http://ow.ly/KIkE30giWcr #16Days
  • Meet Fiker, an Ethiopian girl who refused to accept early marriage and chose education instead: https://goo.gl/UiWDxb #16Days #EndGBV
  • Facebook: In commemoration of International Day for the Elimination of #ViolenceAgainstWomen and the #16Days Campaign, learn how USAID is working to prevent and respond to gender-based violence, by supporting community leaders such as Cristina Azucena “Suzy” Carbajal -- who is using own story of resilience to inspire other women in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. “I take their hands and let them know they aren’t alone, and provide hope for a violence-free future,” Suzy said. goo.gl/HG1NNH
  • Facebook: One survivor and one health care provider at a time, we're working to end gender-based violence. goo.gl/XrK85k

Blogs

Videos

Country-Specific Pictogram Posts

Afghanistan Pictogram

  • How is USAID helping people who face gender-based violence? In #Afghanistan, we support GBV survivors with compassionate health care. #16Days [PICTOGRAM with Afghanistan info]

Dominican Republic Pictogram

  • GBV affects the health of men, women and children. That's why we are working in #DominicanRepublic to address through prevention and treatment. #EndGBV #16Days [PICTOGRAM with DR info]

DRC, Mozambique & Tanzania Pictogram

  • How is USAID helping people who face gender-based violence? In #DRC, #Mozambique & #Tanzania, we help survivors. #16Days [PICTOGRAM with DRC/Moz/Tanzania info]

Jordan Pictogram

  • How is USAID helping women break free of gender-based violence? In #Jordan, we supported abolishing laws that allowed rapists to escape imprisonment by marrying their victims. #16Days [PICTOGRAM with Jordan info]

South Sudan Pictogram

  • How is USAID helping young people break free of gender-based violence? In #SouthSudan, we make sure all children, including girls, receive emergency education assistance. #16Days [PICTOGRAM with South Sudan info]

Uganda Pictogram

  • How is USAID working to end gender-based violence? In #Uganda, we work with legal and health systems to #EndGBV. #16Days [PICTOGRAM with Uganda info]

10 Fast Facts about Gender-based Violence

  1. More than one in three women have experienced violence-- that's 700 million women—close to the total population of sub-Saharan Africa.The vast majority of this violence is committed by their husbands or male partners.
  2. Worldwide, around 15 million adolescent girls aged 15 to 19 have experienced forced sexual intercourse or other forced sexual acts in their lifetime.
  3. Globally, every 7 minutes an adolescent is killed by an act of violence.
  4. Each year, 15 million girls are married before reaching the age of 18. That is 28 girls married every minute, or one every two seconds.
  5. GBV has been estimated to cost the world more than 5% of global GDP, having a greater aggregate economic impact than war.
  6. In countries where we work, up to 80% of women have experienced verbal and/or physical abuse during childbirth.
  7. Women and girls with disabilities are especially at high risk of violence.
  8. Abused women are twice as likely as non-abused women to report poor health and physical and mental health problems, even when the violence occurs years before.
  9. According to the WHO, in some regions, women who experience intimate partner violence are 1.5 times more likely to acquire HIV.
  10. Women face a greater risk of violence from an intimate partner than from anyone else.
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