The World Bank is committed to working with all our stakeholders to end gender-based violence (GBV). The time has come to break the silence surrounding GBV in Central Asia, increase awareness, and…

Tatiana Proskuryakova |

As we commemorate the #16 Days of Activism campaign for yet another year, it is clear that no time should be lost in taking comprehensive and concrete action against the many forms of Gender-Based…

Ferid Belhaj, Ayat Soliman, Mirjam Kalle |

6 out of 10 women in Ecuador have experienced some type of violence based on gender, with indigenous groups showing very high levels (68%), aggravated by discrimination in the labor market and…

Diana Catalina Buitrago Orozco, Manuel Contreras-Urbina, Lorena Levano, Mariana Felicio, Carmelina Moran Salazar |

Today, I ask you to join me in commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. While the next 16 days of activism help remind us of the urgent action needed,…

Hafez Ghanem |

The pandemic of violence against women and girls is a longstanding human rights violation that stifles development. Growing evidence shows that the COVID-19 pandemic is associated with an increase…

Elizaveta Perova, Daniel Halim, Diana J. Arango |

As we observe these 16 days of activism, let us remember that nobody should have to choose between water and sanitation and their safety. Now, more than ever, we need to strengthen our…

Jennifer J. Sara |

Niranjala’s husband started physically abusing her soon after they got married. It got worse after their first child. When she was about to file for a divorce, the pandemic struck.

Faris Hadad-Zervos |

In Nepal, COVID-19 has intensified the risk of gender-based violence (GBV) for women and girls. Despite limited resources, Nepal's gender-based violence service providers have stepped up to…

Jaya Sharma, Deepa Rai, Sachi Mulmi |

Of the many negative impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic has had, one of the most serious and surely the most hidden is the drastic increase in gender-based violence in Latin America and the…

Carlos Felipe Jaramillo |

Violence against women and girls is a pandemic that can be eradicated in our lifetime.  

Axel van Trotsenburg |