According to UN Women, one in three women around the world experience violence in their lifetime, often at the hands of someone they know and trust. Of all women who were victims of homicide globally in 2012, almost half were killed by intimate partners or family members.
Compared to our peers, women with disability experience significantly higher levels of all forms of violence more intensely and frequently and are subjected to such violence by a greater number of perpetrators.
Each year, WWDA joins the global 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign to encourage action and investment in the elimination of all form of violence against all women.
For each of the 16 das between 25 November and 10 December, we post key messages to our Facebook and Twitter pages. Images and descriptions from the 2018 campaign are available for download below.