One in three women worldwide is a survivor of gender-based violence. In other words, she has been subjected to violence because she is a woman. The assaults result in health problems for the girls and women, such as anxiety disorders, depression, sexually transmitted infections, etc. In addition, they are often stigmatized, shunned by their families and communities and are therefore exposed to further psychological violence even after the act of violence.
Why is it so important to focus on women and girls in our work? How can the construction of a well help to make women's lives easier? These are some of the question that Helen Hayford, who works as Global Protection Advisor at Malteser International, will answer in this interview.Read more