It is estimated that 1 in 3 women and girls globally face some form of physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. When we allow gender-based violence to occur, it not only robs women of their human rights, but also hurts families and divides communities. The consequences stemming from these terrible acts can last for generations.
Empowering women and young girls and educating families and communities on the devastating impact of gender-based violence are essential if we are to pursue long-term, sustainable development. All of WUSC’s initiatives help ensure that women play an active and equal role politically, economically and socially in their communities.
Please join WUSC and our partners in Canada and overseas in participating in the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25th. The international day also kicks off the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence – a global campaign aimed at the elimination of all forms of violence against women.
What can you do?
Become a Uniterra volunteer and put your professional skills and knowledge towards aiding local GE organizations and women’s groups in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Local Committees: Organize an awareness-raising event on your campus or a fundraising activity for Shine a Light.
At WUSC we know that good work often starts at home. Donate to a local women’s shelter or ask them about other ways you can contribute and show your support.
He for She Campaign
WUSC and our Montreal-based partner CECI will be participating in the He for She Campaign. This United Nations Women’s initiative encourages men to show their support for gender equality and that they stand in solidarity with women in ending all forms of gender-based violence. Encourage the men in your life to take up this worthy cause. Find out more at heforshe.org