VOICE is accelerating a global revolution against systemic, gender-based violence,
powered by women and girls and the organizations they lead.
VOICE partners with women and girls in conflict, crisis, and disaster settings around the world to promote equality, create leadership opportunities, and eradicate the violence they face.
We are confronting one of the world's oldest and most widespread human rights abuses: violence against women and girls (VAWG). Although such violence is a global epidemic, it is especially prevalent in crisis and displacement contexts, and often perpetuated by the institutions that claim to serve them. We aim to challenge traditional, ineffectual methods of addressing violence in these settings with a proven but chronically underused resource: WOMEN & GIRLS.
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.
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Featured Regions: Afghanistan
BBC News Asia | January 11, 2021
Kabul's markets full of food, but no-one has money
Overturning Roe is an act of violence against women and girls: Official VOICE statement on Roe vs Wade
The US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs Wade is an act of violence against women and girls, which will serve to limit women’s access to education and employment, their freedom of movement, their economic well being, their voice in civic and political life, and their autonomy over their own bodies.
Taliban Policies Restricting Women’s Rights since August 2021
VOICE Report: Download a comprehensive list of all Taliban policies restricting women’s rights since August 2021.
Waiting for the Sky to Close: The Unprecedented Crisis Facing Women and Girls Fleeing Ukraine
The global humanitarian community is failing to meet the needs of women and girls displaced by the Russian invasion of Ukraine and adequately support women- and girl-led organizations on the frontlines of the emergency response, according to a new, seven-part regional assessment from VOICE, in partnership with HIAS. The reports were developed by VOICE’s 10-member assessment team, who spent four weeks speaking to women’s rights organizations, frontline workers, local NGOs, government workers, United Nations agency actors, and internally displaced and refugee populations