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Fearless: standing together to end violence against women and girls

Today and every day, violence will affect millions of women and girls around the world. Shockingly, one in three will experience such a gross violation of their human rights in their lifetime.1 In addition to the immediate and long-term physical and psychological harm, violence stops girls from going to school, holds women back from earning an income, and hinders their involvement in public life so that they can make the world a better place for themselves and their daughters.

Executive summary

This paper sets out evidence and some examples to demonstrate the critical role of women’s rights organisations in challenging and ending VAWG, in holding governments to account, and in pushing for concrete policy change over time.

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