Submitted by Kate Sands Adams on May 14, 2012 - 4:20pm
Domestic violence is an acute problem in countries that are recovering from conflict. Approximately 1 in 3 women will experience violence during her lifetime, often at the hands of an intimate partner. We must work to end violence and empower women to lead their societies to peace and prosperity.
It’s a subject very close to our hearts at Red HQ, with our Speak Out, Save A Life, campaign gaining momentum every day so we are very glad to hear that one of the UK’s brightest stars has backed another online push to raise awareness about violence
Romola Garai, from the BBC drama The Hour has joined forces with the International Rescue Committee for the UK launch of a campaign to raise awareness about the huge challenges faced by women and girls worldwide and highlight simple ways to help them survive.
IRC-supported women's organizations in Congo are using community theater to raise awareness about pressing issues like domestic violence. Women at an International Women's Day Celebration in Bunagana, North Kivu Province act the roles of a model family, where everyone gets along nicely.