Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Violence against women and girls is an ongoing threat to human rights around the world. The majority of people understand that it is unacceptable that 1 in 3 women will experience violence in their lifetime. While most people know this, Gillian's Place saw a 10% increase in our services from 2016 to 2017.
Today launches 16 Days of Activism, ending December 10th, which is Human Rights Day. We encourage you to take some time over this period and learn more about why gender-based violence is such a problem all over the world. We encourage you to learn, discuss and take action. Please visit the United Nation's official page to learn more http://www.un.org/en/events/endviolenceday/