Dating volience

The abuser tries to limit a dating partner’s ability to act independently, and undermines their confidence.

Violence against women and girls is a grave violation of human rights.

Its impact ranges from immediate to long-term multiple physical, sexual and mental consequences for women and girls, including death.

Our dynamic and diverse team believes that all young people deserve to live in a world where they can thrive.

From infants to the elderly, it affects people in all stages of life.

Remember, the abuse is never your fault, and asking for help is nothing to be ashamed of. Find healthy relationship and dating abuse handouts, resources, and more here.

Teens and young adults experience the same types of abuse as adults, including: If you or a loved one is in an abusive relationship, help is available.

It negatively affects women’s general well-being and prevents women from fully participating in society.

Violence not only has negative consequences for women but also their families, the community and the country at large.

We partner with Governments, UN agencies, civil society organizations and other institutions to advocate for ending violence, increase awareness of the causes and consequences of violence and build capacity of partners to prevent and respond to violence.

We also promote the need for changing norms and behaviour of men and boys, and advocate for gender equality and women’s rights.

Sexual abuse includes unwanted sexual touching, force or pressure to get a partner to consent, rape or attempted rape, and attempting or having sex with a person who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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