Today (November 25) marks as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, another year where women around the world kept fighting for their rights, safety and survival.

Gender-Based violence refers to harmful acts directed at an individual based on their gender. It is rooted in gender inequality, the abuse of power and harmful norms. Gender-based violence (GBV) is a serious violation of human rights and a life-threatening health and protection issue.

The term violence against women means any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or private life. Violence against women does not mean only physical violence. It is much broader and includes sexual, emotional, psychological and financial abuse.  

Here is a short video ranking the countries with the highest rape incidents:

This next 7 second video ranks the most dangerous countries for women:

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