Domestic Violence: An Urgent Humanitarian Crisis
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.
How We Help
In all of our humanitarian programs, the International Rescue Committee is committed to the full empowerment and participation of women and girls.
- We counsel and care for survivors of sexual violence and train women, men and children to lead prevention efforts in their communities.
- We support schools and students, including girls.
- We help women deliver healthy babies in IRC-supported clinics and hospitals.
- We create or obtain jobs for women