From the facts and figures page:
Violence against women and girls is a problem of pandemic proportions. At least one out of every three women around the world has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime — with the abuser usually someone known to her . Perhaps the most pervasive human rights violation that we know today, it devastates lives, fractures communities, and stalls development.UNIFEM's efforts to combat violence against women are varied and include assessment, prevention and working with different countries to ensure a strong legal framework of laws and enforcement.
To add your support for this campaign go to http://www.saynotoviolence.org/. I've added my name to the list of over 200,000 supporters.
For ideas on how to help spread the word or how you can help in other ways, go to the you can help page.
Hat tip: Jenny H.Technorati tags: rape crime politics sexual violence sexual assault feminism
Labels: Violence Against Women