Putting an End to Gender-Based Violence 
The past week has been tough on our community. After the recent U.S. election, many of us are left wondering what the future will look like, especially when it comes to sexual and reproductive health and rights. The global landscape for women’s health, rights, and wellbeing may soon change, and we need to prepare for that. But in the face of ambiguity, one thing is certain: women are resilient and progress doesn't end when new challenges emerge. We’ve seen women deliver under extraordinary circumstances. We know that people across the globe will continue to flex their transformative power.

As a longstanding convener and connector, we at Women Deliver cannot and will not stand silently by. We pledge to do our part by working with advocates around the world to call for increased action and commitments to the issues we hold dear. Now more than ever, we must come together, work across sectors, and support one another. 

This month, we’re spotlighting the topic of gender-based violence and harmful practices. It is one of the twelve investments that our Deliver for Good Campaign focuses on to transform our world. Explore the content below, share with others, and join us in the continued fight for girls and women.
Diabetes in Pregnancy: Live Conversation ➜




Q&A with Gary Cohen: Advancing the Role of the Private Sector to Deliver for Girls and Women
Women Deliver
People don't normally think of the private sector as being part of the solution to end violence against girls. But VP of BD (Becton, Dickinson & Company) and Together for Girls Founder, Gary Cohen, provides a new perspective. 
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Podcast: How to Tackle FGM and Still Respect Culture 
Center for Global Development
“When I was five I found out I had a husband.” That’s how Kakenya Ntaiya’s extraordinary story begins. She and Joyce Banda, former President of Malawi, speak about strategies to eliminate harmful cultural practices.  
Listen to podcast ➜
One Crucial Thing That Can Help End Violence Against Girls
Eleanor Goldberg | Huffington Post
It’s easier to ignore a problem when there is little evidence of how deeply it affects people, and much harder to ignore when the facts are right in front of you.
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The Invisible Army of Women Fighting Sexual Violence in Colombia
Jean Friedman-Rudovsky | Cosmopolitan
In a country where gender-based violence has become normalized and the government hasn't done nearly enough to help, women are stepping up to support each other.
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Tough Talk: Female Genital Mutilation
Video | Women Deliver LIVE
Alimatu Dimonekene, Founder of ProjectACEi, speaks about her experience undergoing FGM. Alimatu now works with other survivors and governments to eradicate FGM.
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How an Illiterate Woman in a Polygamous Marriage Transformed a Whole Community
FHI 360
When Serah first learned about messages on gender equality and gender-based violence, it struck a nerve with her. It challenged her to change her own thinking about the normalization of violence within polygamous marriages.
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A Photographer Gives Cameras to Child Brides -- Their Images are Amazing
Kristin Adair | NPR Goats and Soda
"Today I learned a girl can do anything," says Eunice, a 14-year-old participant. "I learned how to take someone's photo by using the light from the window. I learned I am creative and can learn fast."
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Hitting the Breaks on the Cycle of Gender-Based Violence
Submitted by Girl's Globe
School-Related Gender-Based Violence: A New Report
Submitted by UNICEF and GPE
“I can’t tell anyone…” Dating Violence Among Adolescents
Submitted by Adebayo Emmanuel, WHO
Reaching Survivors of Violence in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Submitted by IPPF
For more stories and resources on Gender-Based Violence, please visit our November Thematic Focus Webpage.

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