One in three women will be a victim of violence – being raped, beaten or abused in her lifetime. In some parts of the world a girl is more likely to be raped than learn how to read. It's time to put a stop to this worldwide injustice.
This March, the UN's Commission on the Status of Women will meet to discuss violence against women and girls. Britain's Secretary of State for International Development,Justine Greening, is calling for action:
"This year, the international community has a vital opportunity to tackle this issue once and for all. We owe it to girls and women everywhere to send a clear signal that the world stands with them."
"We must do everything in our power to defend the hard-gained progress on women's rights. We must ensure that the international community agrees a set of global standards to help protect women and girls everywhere from violence."Help us to end violence against women and girls. Tell global leaders it's time to take action. Take the pledge, share it with your friends and let the world know that one in three is one too many.