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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Partnering for Change: A Project Partnership Centering Women and Girls in the Ukraine Regional Response
VOICE and HIAS collaborate on a new assessment of the Ukraine crisis, and its impact on women and girls. This assessment sought to obtain a deeper understanding of the situation for displaced Ukrainian women living in Moldova and Romania, including specific sub-populations, in urban and rural areas. The assessment focused on the intersection of GBV and economic and psychosocial needs in order to inform HIAS and VOICE integrated multi-sectoral programming and continued support to Moldovan and Romanian partners to promote women’s safety, protection, and well-being.