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Being born a woman can feel like having a target on your back: raped, beaten, assaulted, and murdered at astounding rates. And yet too often we stay silent as women – and girls, men, and boys – endure the most horrifying kinds of violence a person can endure.

But while the violence causes deep emotional or even physical scars that will last the rest of their lives, their attackers often go scot free.

Most rapists will never spend a single night in jail.

Gang rapes, using rape as "punishment" or a way to scare women into silence, the assault of young girls masquerading as marriage: these have to end. And it starts with us. Join the CARE community in raising your voice against violence and taking a stand.

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