Violence against women and children transcends all races, socioeconomic statuses, cultural backgrounds, and educational levels. According to the UN Women “it is estimated that 35% of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual or intimate partner violence or sexual violence by non-partner…” Yet less than 40% of these women seek help of any sort. Given the overwhelming scope of this pandemic and the delicate nature of its victims, Women Physicians for Humanity has vowed to give a voice to those who have been silenced by fear.
This committee tackles issues related to physical, sexual, and psychological violence towards women and children. The goal of this committee is to work closely with organizations and government agencies to prevent violence and to provide victims and their families with access to the services they need to achieve safety and rebuild their lives.