Violence


Every day in countries around the world, women and girls experience acts of violence ranging from online harassment to domestic assault and human trafficking. This has to stop. HeForShe is building a world where no one has to be afraid simply because of who they are.

Be the Change

You don’t have to be a hero to join the fight against gender-based violence, but real change requires all of us to do what we can. Here are a few ways to be smart about being safe.

No Trolls

What happens online is everyone’s business. Report bullying and abusive comments immediately to a parent, teacher or site administrator.

Teach Peace

Give young people the tools to stop gender-based violence before it starts with Voices Against Violence, a non-formal education program by UN Women and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.

Active Bystander

Check in to help out. Simply asking "Are you okay?" may offer a potential victim a way out of a dangerous situation.

Get Inspired

Discover how HeForShe advocates are creating safer communities around the world.

Head of State Impact Champion


Rwanda has created a network of One Stop Centers to give sexual assault victims immediate access to police, medical, and support services. Read more

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Map the Issue

See where HeForShe advocates have identified gender-based violence as a top priority.

Priority Countries

  1. 1 Rwanda
  2. 2 Mexico
  3. 3 Cameroon
  4. 4 United States of America
  5. 5 Congo, Democratic Republic of the

The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations.

Make It Happen

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