Empowering Communities to End Violence Against Women

By Lara Pukatch
Senior Global Development Manager, Women Thrive Worldwide

It’s hard not to feel overwhelmed when you realize that one in three women worldwide will experience violence at some point during her lifetime. Or to feel powerless when you hear about the use of rape as a tool of control and humiliation in the Syrian civil war or the consistent violence against young girls living as child slaves in Haiti.

But these horrifying statistics and anecdotes are only one side of the story – the other side is one of resounding hope.