A GLOBAL EPIDEMIC
Gender inequality is pervasive around the world, and violence is both a cause and consequence of this inequality. Gender-based violence can include female genital mutilation/cutting, intimate partner violence, sexual assault and rape, forced marriage, and human trafficking. While many victims of gender-based violence are women and girls, any person who lives outside of deeply rooted beliefs on sex, gender, and power can be victim to gender-based violence. At Tahirih, serving immigrant survivors of gender-based violence in the United States is our focus.