One Justice System aims to support efforts to eliminate gender-based violence (GBV) globally by supporting women and girls’ right to health, safety, and access to justice. GBV deserves particular attention as it is one of the most common human rights violations globally, persisting in every country of the world and across cultural and socio-economic spheres.
It is estimated that 1 in 3 women will experience physical and/or sexual abuse in her lifetime, often perpetrated by someone she knows. Alongside individual acts of violence against women, harmful systemic practices such as female genital mutilation and child marriage are still prevalent. According to the United Nations Population Fund, all gender-based violence “undermines the health, dignity, security, and autonomy of its victims”. It has often serious and sometimes fatal physical and mental health consequences for the victim herself, besides being a major obstacle to women’s and girls’ contributions to society and the economy.
Through One Justice System, we seek to support the access of women and girls globally to the resources and services they need to reach their potential and thrive in society without fear of violence or other infringements on their rights.