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A Network of Women’s Rights Activists From 147 Countries United by One Purpose

Frontline Activists put their own lives at risk to protect women and girls from violence. But they can’t do it alone. We urge heads of nations to take a stand and issue a public call for this global treaty.

Meet These Co-Founders

Najla Ayoubi

Judge Najla Ayoubi from Afghanistan was the first female judge in her province, but paid the price defending women’s rights with the assassination of her father and brother before she was forced to flee.

Marina Pisklakova-Parker

Marina Pisklakova-Parker started the first domestic violence helpline in Russia and worked on the country's first domestic violence laws, which her organisation is listed as a Foreign agent.

Vidya Sri

Vidya Sri was a Human Rights Policy Fellow at the Carr Center, Harvard Kennedy School where she examined the legal gaps in the global framework on violence against women, the groundwork for the Every Woman Treaty.

Dr. Eleanor Nwadinobi

Eleanor Nwadinobi from Nigeria advocates for the human rights of widows who experience discrimination and hardship on top of their already devastating loss.

1 in 3 Women Globally is a Survivor of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

It doesn’t have to be this way. A global treaty can end preventable violence against women and girls worldwide.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. Violence against women and girls is preventable in all countries and regions. A global treaty can end preventable violence against women and girls worldwide.

Provide Essential Resources and Training to Stop Preventable Violence Against Women

There are treaties to reduce harm from tobacco, landmines and torture. A treaty to end violence against women and girls is possible. Once ratified it will:

  • Clarify norms to prevent, protect, eliminate and condemn violence against women and girls;
  • Provide a specific, metrics-based reporting framework;
    Establish an international monitoring body;
  • Require training and accountability for police officers, judges and health professionals;
  • Increase funding for survivor services such as shelters, hotlines and legal aid; and
  • Prioritize violence prevention education.

The Global Treaty to End Preventable Violence Against Women and Girls is Here

The first draft of this treaty was created over eight years by survivor experts, academics, and frontline activists around the world. Now, we need Member States of the UN and heads of state worldwide to weigh in on, and ratify, the final version.

Already the President of Nigeria, the Secretary General of the Organization of American States, the former Minister of Women’s Affairs in Afghanistan, and four Nobel Laureates, have come out in favor of this global treaty.

Get the latest news and updates about the Every Woman Treaty

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