Violence against women is often ignored and rarely punished
Women and girls suffer disproportionately from violence – both in peace and in war, at the hands of the state, the community and the family.
A life free from violence is a basic human right
From the home to the conflict zone, violence against women must stop.
Amnesty International’s campaign to Stop Violence Against Women:
- Pushes for the implementation of existing laws that guarantee access to justice and services for women subjected to violence including rape and other forms of sexual violence
- Calls for new laws to be enacted that will protect women’s human rights
- Demands an end to laws that discriminate against women
- Urges the ending of violence against women perpetrated by a state and its agents
- Works to empower women