Violence Against Women
Far too many women and girls live in fear day in and day out. The World Health Organization reports that an astounding one in three women worldwide experiences physical or sexual violence. In some countries, that rate jumps to 70 percent.
Women Thrive works for transformational change to reduce, prevent, and address domestic violence, rape, bride burnings, dowry deaths and other kinds of violence and abuse against women and girls.
Together, we can change the status quo and create a world where domestic violence, rape, and other forms of violence against women become a thing of the past.
- Urge your U.S. Representative to support the International Violence Against Women Act
- Support the Women, Peace, and Security Act
As President and Co-founder of Women Thrive, Ritu helped develop the original International Violence Against Women Act and continues to play a unique role within the international development field for raising awareness of violence against women and girls and the policy and program solutions that research and experience show work.