CARE FOR SURVIVORS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS.
Help CARE respond to the devastating impact of gender-based violence (GBV) by sending a CARE Package today.
CARE believes every person has the right to a life free from violence. We put gender equality and the safety and dignity of women and girls at the center of what we do. Last year CARE reached over 2.5 million people across the world with programs to prevent GBV and respond to survivors.
Globally, 1 in 3 women experiences sexual or physical violence— usually by her intimate partner, in her lifetime. GBV has devastating outcomes including homicide, suicide, disability, disease, sexual reproductive health (SRH) consequences, mental illness, substance abuse, poverty, social exclusion, impacts on children, and more. COVID-19-related lockdowns, stay-at-home measures, and travel restrictions have increased GBV and reduced access to services. For every 3 months of lockdowns, an additional 15 million extra cases of GBV are expected.
Prevention: CARE works with individuals, families, communities and local organizations to transform harmful gender norms and attitudes that perpetuate GBV; promote healthy, equitable and non-violent relationships; and prevent child, early and forced marriage.
Risk mitigation: our projects are deliberate about reducing risks of GBV, raising awareness, and responding to survivors no matter what the program, whether it’s food security, water, education, or health.
Response: CARE provides GBV survivors with counseling, safety planning, timely post-rape health care, economic empowerment, and referrals to other services. CARE also works to strengthen the passage of policies that uphold survivors’ rights.
Your support is critical:
- $35 can purchase life-saving supplies for the clinical management of sexual violence.
- $50 can cover locks for latrines in a refugee settlement, a location with a high risk of sexual violence and harassment.
- $75 can provide 3 women and girls with confidential referrals for gender-based violence (GBV) and sexual reproductive health (SRH) services.
- $150 can cover a community dialogue to prevent GBV, raise awareness about the consequences of violence, and promote GBV and SRH services.
- $250 can support emergency shelter for a woman at risk of intimate partner violence.
- $500 can install lighting in a refugee camp in areas known for sexual violence and harassment.