The rational seem straight forward given the oppressive weight of evidence that gender violence is an eternal war that one part of the global population wages on the other.
CCSI, with an international consortium of gender rights specialists, survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (S/GBV) self-help groups, sanctions practitioners and academics, is developing a unique global research and capacity-building platform.
These pages provide access to the efforts that consortium members are currently pursuing, including:
Regional prevalence rates are presented for each WHO region including low- and middle-income countries, with high income countries analyzed separately. See Appendix 1 for list of countries with data available by region.
|Low- and middle-income regions:||Prevalence in per cent of population|
Women's right to live free from violence is upheld by international agreements such as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), especially through General Recommendations 12 and 19, and the 1993 UN Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Despite the pandemic of gender violence, of the $41.5 billion spent on humanitarian responses between 2016 and 2018, just $51.7 million - less than 0.2 percent - was spent on GBV prevention for women and girls. ( The New Humanitarian, 27 November 2019).
No UN sanctions have ever been adopted that explicitly are designed to protect gender rights.