Gender-Based Violence

Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and security of persons; also, “no one shall be subjected to … cruel, inhumane, or degrading treatment” according to the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR, Article 3 &5). Incidentally, people commit many kinds of gender-based violence (GBV) including physical force, sexual abuse/exploitation, early-girl-child marriage, Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), threats, intimidation, psychological abuse, etc. Such violence may be carried out by – or in the name of individuals, groups, institutions, or the state. Whereas men and women experience GBV, women and girls are particularly vulnerable to violence perpetrated by people they know, including their intimate male partners. RDF promotes the prevention and elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls (VAW/G) by creating awareness about the prevalence and implications of GBV to victims and the society at large.

RDF Advocacy program on GBV