“Violence against women and girls is a human rights violation, public health pandemic and serious obstacle to sustainable development.” –Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General
Violence against women has a detrimental impact on the progress of women. The day to day life of a woman who experiences or has experienced violence is severely impeded. The physical and mental strain violence causes can take a toll on family life, on community life, and on everyday tasks. Today, on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls, we come together to support all women and girls and fight against the violence they face all too often.