Violence against women and girls is an extreme human rights violation, a public health epidemic, and a barrier to solving global challenges such as extreme poverty, HIV/AIDS, and famine. Types of violence range from rape to domestic abuse to acid burnings to dowry deaths to so-called honor killings. It devastates the lives of millions of women and girls—in peacetime and in conflict—and knows no national or cultural barriers.
Experts were asked to consider a range of nonprofits including those engaged in service, advocacy, litigation, research, education, and other areas. Nonprofits could focus on one or more of the following areas: peace and gender violence; domestic violence, battering, & marital rape; customary practices; and forced and early marriage. Specifically excluded from the survey were organizations working in human trafficking and reproductive health, rights, and violence against men within the definition of gender based violence.
Philanthropedia surveyed 77 experts who worked in the violence against women field (with an average of 13 years of work experience in the field). They were asked to recommend high-impact nonprofits working in violence against women internationally. Philanthropedia’s experts (funders, researchers, nonprofit senior staff, consultants, etc.) identified 14 top nonprofits (out of 95 total reviewed nonprofits) making an impact at the international level.
*This organization is not in the GuideStar USA database because it is an international organization that is not registered with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.
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