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Missed our #16Days campaign against gender-based violence? Here’s your chance to catch up

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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 Human Rights Day, which was celebrated on December 10.
Throughout those #16Days, the World Bank’s message was clear:  Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) is a global pandemic that has or will affect 1 in 3 women in their lifetime. Violence is not only a personal struggle for the victims, but also has severe consequences on social and economic outcomes.
As a leading development institution, the World Bank is uniquely positioned to address violence against women and girls around the world, and currently supports development projects aimed at addressing the issue. The Bank actively participated in the #16Days campaign by bringing together our own experts as well as external partners to zero in on the root causes of violence and identify solutions:


Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez

Former Regional Director, Africa, Sustainable Development Practice Group

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