It Takes a more inclusive and gender equal world to end violence

World Vision staff across the Middle East and Eastern Europe Region celebrate International Women's Day 2017, through the participation in a mass call to help forge a more inclusive, gender equal world. It is a great opportunity to '#Be Bold For Change' and to raise our voice to support girls and women in our countries as part of the It Takes a World to End Violence Against Children campaign.

Promoting gender equality is a critical part of violence prevention. The relationship between gender and violence is complex. Evidence suggests, however, that gender inequalities increase the risk of violence by men against women and inhibit the ability of those affected to seek protection.