VOICE is accelerating a global revolution against systemic violence powered by women and girls and the organizations they lead.

We cannot turn our backs on
Afghan women and girls

This is a humanitarian catastrophe.

We deeply respect the work that women’s rights activists and human rights defenders have been doing in Afghanistan. We fear for their safety because of their work and grieve with them as their hard-won gains and freedoms are again taken away.

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One in three women experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. 
All the time... everywhere. 

We are confronting one of the world's oldest and most widespread human rights abuses: violence against women and girls. Although such violence is a global epidemic, it is especially prevalent in areas of crisis and displacement. 

VOICE is a feminist organization working towards a world where girls and women are respected leaders in designing and implementing solutions to eradicate violence -- both in their communities and within the halls of power.

Where We Work

We are working to help meet the needs of women- and girl-led organizations in a growing number of countries, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, the United States, Venezuela, and Yemen. Many of our team members come from the places that we work, meaning that deep local knowledge, expertise and lived experiences underlie our approaches. 

Our team includes humanitarian practitioners, researchers, and human rights defenders with over 100 years of experience in feminist movement-building and violence prevention and response.

Featured Region: Updates on Afghanistan

Last updated 09 August 2022Support VOICE's advocacy efforts on behalf of the women of Afghanistan here.Click here to

Taliban Policies Restricting Women’s Rights since August 2021

 #OMS4AfghanistanClick here to DONATE NOWDespite the worsening humanitarian and security situation in Afghanistan, Afghan women and girls continue

Lend Your VOICE to One Million Strong for Afghanistan

The US on Wednesday appointed an envoy to defend the rights of Afghan women, signaling a key priority

US Appoints Envoy to Defend Afghan Women’s Rights

Blogs From the Staff

Statistics tell us that women do almost 80% of unpaid care work in the world. Most women have less/little access to and control over resources, hold few positions of power, and have little if any control over decisions that affect their lives. For these women, establishing self-care as a right will do little to change their lived realities. We need to ask: who and what will make it possible for women to challenge everyday norms and expectations by taking care of themselves? What makes it possible for women to prioritize their wellbeing in the way that we are advocating is not ‘nice to have,’ but absolutely essential to their physical, mental and emotional health?

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Ideas into Action: The Rhetoric of Self-care

By Tarangee Mutucumarana, Attorney at Law and Barrister at Law of England and Wales, practicing in Sri Lanka. | Access to justice for victim-survivors of sexual violence globally is restricted by various social, cultural, structural barriers and legal complexities which can be better addressed through a keen analysis of the gatekeepers of law enforcement; the police force.

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Filing Complaints of GBV: Towards a Victim-Centered, Trauma-Informed Interviewing Strategy in South Asia

Violence Against Women and The Call for Change by Natasha Simone Alexenko | Ten years after Andrea Dworkin would give this speech, I was raped and robbed at gunpoint in the United States by a stranger who followed me home. I am far from being an anomaly—research from WHO indicates that about 1 in 3 women have been subjected to sexual violence globally.

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Carrying the Burden Alone No More

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How we work matters as much as what we do; our endeavors are led by women and girls’ realities, priorities, and expertise.

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