• Service: Advisory
  • Type: KPMG information
  • Date: 4/12/2013

Strengthening Governance Programming Through Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls 

45 RHV partners supporting women’s political participation in 17 countries have tackled Violence Against Women and Girls both as a structural barrier to women’s participation in political life, and as a consequence of effective governance work. This paper shares the strategies that have worked.

"I believe that men and women are created equal and therefore should be treated equally in all matters. The time is past when women couldn‟t raise their voice against violence. Through seminars, discussion and raising awareness, by working with the media, I want to help local women influence local decision makers. Being a woman leader has helped me accomplish my goals and I will continue the struggle, with or without a platform.‟ Razia Sultana, Rawalpindi, Pakistan, one of 50 Women Leader Group (WLG) members supported by RHV partner, Aurat Foundation.