Violence Against Women at a Glance
- One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime.
- Women aged 15 through 45 are more likely to be maimed or die from male violence than from cancer, malaria, traffic accidents and war combined.
Nicholas Kristof, Half the Sky
- Studies in the US, Israel, Canada, Australia, and South Africa found that 40-70% of female murder victims were killed by husbands or boyfriends.
World Health Organization
- About 140 million girls and women worldwide are currently living with the consequences of female genital mutilation.
World Health Organization
- More than 400,000 women ages 15 to 49 were raped between 2006 and 2007 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. That is equivalent to 1,152 women raped every day, 48 women raped every hour, or four women raped every five minutes.
American Public Health Association
- More than one in three women (35.6%) in the US have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
EVAW Campaign—Submission Guidelines
Delivering Your Voices to Influencers Worldwide
World Pulse invites you to join us in speaking out against violence as we showcase the voices and solutions of grassroots women around the world. We believe that your stories, recommendations, and collective rising leadership can—and will—bring an end to gender-based violence.
Tell us your own story and perspective on violence against women—either personally experienced or witnessed in your community—and outline your vision for change.
In this campaign, World Pulse will spotlight your testimonies and broadcast your solutions and personal visions.
We will channel your story—along with other women’s stories from around the world—to major media outlets, advocacy groups, policy-makers, and key international forums to ensure that your voice is heard in the halls of power.
Join the World Pulse community
If you're not already a member, join our global online network of grassroots women leaders connecting and speaking out from over 190 countries. Through your World Pulse profile you can create a global calling card for your voice and vision!
Write a Frontline Journal on ending violence against women
A Frontline Journal is simply a first-person account about living on the front lines of breaking news stories. Tell us your personal testimony on gender-based violence—either experienced or witnessed—and your vision for ending violence against women in your region.
We suggest referencing the Frontline Journal Curriculum before writing your story to learn how your voice can reach a diverse and influential audience. Your story should include these three key elements:
Your own, personal narrative
How has gender-based violence affected your life, your family, or your community?
Background information and context
What is the history and culture of gender-based violence in your region?
Strong solutions-oriented conclusion
What solutions do you see for bringing an end to violence against women in your community?
We encourage submissions that are at least 1200 words in length, but no longer than 1500 words.
Submit your story on WorldPulse.com
Follow the steps below to ensure that your story is properly submitted to the campaign and included in World Pulse’s advocacy package, which will be presented at key international forums.
- Register for or Login to your PulseWire account
- Create a new PulseWire journal entry to submit your story. Use these guidelines to complete your journal entry form.
Title: Create a title that reflects your voice and message.
Journal Entry: Type, or copy and paste your personal story on ending violence against women here (see the Frontline Journal Curriculum for more info).
Topics: Consider adding key words or ‘tags’ to help us identify sub-topics you’re addressing within the larger context of violence against women (eg. Female Genital Mutilation, Acid Violence, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence).
Digital Action Campaigns: Check this box to ensure your voice is included in the campaign and delivered to influential forums!
Click submit and find your story on our interactive map.
Submit your story by December 10, 2012 to be included in the Ending Violence Against Women Digital Action Campaign advocacy package, considered for publication in World Pulse’s eMagazine, and presented at key international forums through our advocacy partners.
Join the global conversation
Hear what your sisters worldwide are saying about violence against women in their own communities. Learn new ideas and solutions for combating gender-based violence, and write a comment to acknowledge her unique voice and vision for change. This may open the door for new support and partnership in your work!
Stay up-to-date on campaign news
Visit the EVAW Campaign Home page to find the latest stories submitted for the campaign, learn about upcoming forums where your story will be presented, and see how your voice is making an impact.