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Gender-based violence

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One in four – that's the number of women in the U.S. who have experienced violence by a spouse or boyfriend.

It's time to stand up and speak out.

Gender violence is destroying too many lives and it's a crime we don't have to live with.

Go to charactersunite.com and learn how you can take a stand against violence.

Take Action

  • Donate Your Cell Phone to Help End Violence

    When you donate your old cell phone, it helps women and families escape domestic abuse. Proceeds from the collection and sale of deactivated cell phones help fund National Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s (NCADV) mission to end violence in the home.

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  • Find Help for Yourself or a Friend/Loved One

    Contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7 for anonymous and confidential help at 1.800.799.SAFE (7233), 1.800.787.3224 (TTY) or go to www.thehotline.org. Go www.womenslaw.org to find out about the law in your state.

The Facts

  • On average more than three women a day are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in the United States.
  • The annual cost of lost productivity due to domestic violence is estimated at $727.8 million, with over 7.9 million paid workdays lost, each year. Source: Family Violence Prevention Fund.

Gender-Based Violence

Gender-based violence — violent acts committed against an individual or a group of individuals on the basis of gender — is a major public health and human rights problem pervasive throughout the world. The types of violence include, but are not limited to, human trafficking, dating violence, sexual assault, and emotional and verbal abuse.

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