FAQs: Ending violence against women
Types of violence against women and girls
Violence against women is one of the world’s most prevalent human rights violations, taking place every day, many times over, in every corner of the globe. This glossary provides an overview of the many forms of violence against women and girls, along with other commonly used terms.
The signs of relationship abuse and how to help
Violence against women is a human rights violation that takes place every single day around the world. Globally, one in three women experiences physical or sexual violence, mostly by an intimate partner. While domestic violence and abuse are sometimes hidden, if we know the signs of an abusive relationship, we may be able to recognize it better and seek or offer help.
Tech-facilitated gender-based violence
Online violence against women and girls, though not a new phenomenon, has escalated rapidly since the onset of COVID-19—with serious implications for women’s safety and well-being. The impacts of such violence extend beyond the digital sphere, posing a significant threat to the exercise of women’s rights both online and off.