As the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is marked worldwide, [[tweetable]]we present to you stories of 16 inspiring heroes from Nepal[[/tweetable]]. They are crusaders and…

Renu Chhetri |

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Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Caren Grown, Maninder Gill |

The global #16Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence campaign started on November 25 with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and ended on International…

Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez |

Photo: Tom Perry/World Bank For many, the connection seems strange at first. What do gas and mining have to do with women’s economic and social empowerment, let alone gender-based violence? The…

Katherine C. Heller |

Stuffed animals line the window sill, toys crowd the room’s perimeter, children’s crayon drawings depict a loss of childhood.

Nicole Klingen, Melanie Mayhew |

About the campaign #16Days blog series As part of the World Bank's involvement in the #16Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign, we'll be holding a discussion  this…

Claudia Gabarain |

About the campaign #16Days blog series Grasping the full extent of violence against women is difficult everywhere.   In the Middle East, it can be both difficult and dangerous for women to report…

Paul Prettitore |

About the campaign #16Days blog series Sexual and gender-based violence is an all-too common and devastating challenge emerging in the context of conflict and instability. A global study of 50…

Verena Phipps |

  Why is the World Bank sponsoring a fashion show in India and an art show in Bangladesh? The answer is simple, we’re trying to find new approaches – creative approaches – to prevent gender-based…

Hiska Reyes, Priya Chopra |

Photo: Dominic Chavez/World Bank To end violence against women, we must ask the fundamental question of what is going on with men – the main perpetrators of this violence – and why societies…

Maria Correia |