The Challenges of Working on (and Living With) with Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
In honor of the 16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, Natasha Leite de Moura, a Women Deliver Young Leader from Brazil, writes about her advocacy work to end sexual and gender-based violence, and the ways in which this issue affects her life both personally and professionally.
You could be in Brazil, the United States, the Maldives, Thailand, France, Jordan, or, in my case right now, Kenya and talk to someone about their experiences on sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). Chances are, most girls and women will have a story – from being objectified and harassed in the street, to being raped or forced to marry as a child.
Working with gender and violence is not an objective work because there isn’t a separation; those conversations about SGBV are experiences we share as women and girls. In both my personal and work experience, the biggest difference between countries from the Global South with the reality of the Global North is not that violence necessary occurs less, but that victims and survivors have more supporting services on which they can rely. To read the full post, click here.