Dramatically Reduce Gender-Based Violence and Harmful Practices
Dramatically Reduce Gender-Based Violence and Harmful Practices

Dramatically Reduce Gender-Based Violence and Harmful Practices

Infographic on how to reduce gender-based violence and harmful practices. (Updated in 2020)

(Updated in 2020)

Sources:

  • 1 in 3 women experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, mostly by an intimate partnerĀ (WHO, 2013)
  • 12 million girls under the age of 18 are married off every year (UNICEF, 2019)
  • 200 million girls and women have been subjected to female genital mutilation/cutting (UNICEF, 2016)
  • Girls and young women with disabilities experience up to 10 times more gender-based violence than those without disabilities (UNFPA, 2018)
  • Economists found that investing in the elimination of gender-based violence is one of the 19 most cost-effective SDG targets (Copenhagen Consensus, 2016)
  • Gender-based violence can cost countries 1.2% to 3.7% of their GDP (World Bank Group, 2014)