Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is a violation of human rights and is caused by gender inequality and norms on the acceptability of VAWG.
VAWG affects women and girls’ freedom of movement, participation in school, employment, leisure/recreation, and ability to safely politically organize, and their right in all spaces to live free from fear and experience of violence.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual harassment (SH) against women and girls in workplaces, especially in the informal sector, and in public spaces are highly prevalent in urban and rural areas. – UNWomen
As we work with Women and Girls in Rural areas we are also aware of the Psycho-social issues they are going through, and so we are lending our voice to the creation of a Sustainable Safety Framework for Women and Girls in all Rural Spaces. We are grateful to Olutosin Adebowale for sharing her story with us and also charging our women and girls to take charge of their lives.