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Violence Against Women and Children

Violence affects millions of women and children around the world, and those living in poverty are some of the most vulnerable.

IJM works to combat violence against women and children in Uganda, Guatemala, Bolivia, El Salvador and Kenya.

Our impact around the world to protect women and children from violence

More than 570,000,000 women are estimated to be subject to gender-based violence annually.

IJM's Model to Combat Violence Against Women and Children

Stories of impact
The Global Survivor Network Speaks Out
Three Things Governments & Donors Can Do Now. Recommendations from Pachaiyammal, Victoria and Jakelin from the Global Survivor Network.

More about IJM's work in Uganda

One in two women within Uganda have experienced intimate partner violence.

OECD Report 2015

Even higher prevalence rates were reported in Northern Uganda, with two-thirds of women experiencing intimate partner violence within their lifetime.

OECD Report 2015

More than half of Ugandans (57%) agree that domestic violence against women is justified under certain circumstances.

Uganda SIGI OECD Report 2015

Across Uganda, IJM partners with the public justice system to ensure that women and children are protected from violence, and key players in the community are trained on women's rights.

IJM has been working with partners in Uganda since 2004 to combat land theft, a form of Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC) that targets vulnerable widows and orphans.

In 2018, IJM began work in Gulu to combat domestic violence in Northern Uganda.

IJM Gulu began taking on domestic violence cases in 2018. IJM lawyers supported Sarah win her court case against her abuser. She's now safe, and a thriving hairdresser. Read Sarah's story »

Since 2004, IJM Kampala has restored land and homes to over 1,200 women. Meet one of them »

To date, IJM Kampala has convicted over 96 criminals and trained over 10,000 police, judges, churches, communities on land theft and women's rights.

In Uganda, when a man dies, it is common for neighbours, relatives and other community members to steal the home and property from his widow and children. When a man beats his wife, it is often seen as a personal matter. Police and courts are not always equipped and can be slow to respond when children suffer from sexual violence.

We are standing with women and children affected by violence across the country.

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You can make the most impact as a Freedom Partner today.

Your generous monthly support will help send rescue to vulnerable children and families at a moment’s notice, stand with them as they rebuild their lives in freedom and have perpetrators held accountable.


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