Today marks the start of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence (25 November to 10 December).
This is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls.
Violence against women and girls remains one of the most pervasive and prevalent human rights violations in the world.
Globally, the United Nations estimates that 736 million women (that's almost one in three) have been subjected to physical and/or sexual violence. This can include intimate partner violence, non-partner sexual violence, or both. In recent decades, violence against women has also increased across different environments, including the workspace and online spaces.
Empowering women and challenging inequality are at the core of everything we do at Housing for Women.
Every day, we work with some of the most marginalised groups in the UK, including survivors of abuse, trafficked women and women leaving prison to gain independence.
This is why we support this year's 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence campaign.
Over the coming weeks, we will spotlight some of the specialist services whose values and goals match our own.
To learn more about the partners we are proud to work with and for more information about their services, please follow us on our social media channels, including X (formerly Twitter), Facebook and Instagram.