Did You Know?
Gender-based violence is one of the most pervasive and yet least-recognized human rights abuses in the world.
As many as one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or abused in some other way – most often by someone she knows, including by her husband or another male family member.
This violence leaves survivors with long-term psychological and physical trauma; tears away at the social fabric of communities; and is used with terrifying effect in conflict settings, with women as the main target.
It doesn't have to be this way. Women and men from all walks of life are joining together to help bring an end to these pervasive, and often deadly, acts of violence.
DCTF stands with the kidnapped Nigerian girls and their families
Danche charity trust foundation is deeply concerned about the fate of the more than 200 school girls kidnapped in Nigeria. Reportedly, some of the girls have already been sold for as little as $12.
It's critical that girls are safe in school. Educating our girls is crucial for the eradication of global poverty. An educated girl will have healthier children, earn a greater income and is more likely to send her own children to school. When societies don't value girls and their futures, entire communities suffer and generations are mired in poverty.