Nearly 1 in 3 women has experienced sexual or physical violence. Through our partnerships:

People have increased awareness of gender-based violence

Women survivors received care and support services

Survivors were trained in vocations to support their families


The prevalence of violence against women and girls plagues societies worldwide, violating human rights and threatening the lives, health, and safety of millions of individuals. Globally, an estimated 736 million women – almost 1 in 3 – have been subjected to some form of sexual and/or physical violence.  Gender-based violence takes many forms, including physical, sexual, emotional, and psychological abuse. While improvements have been made on recognizing violence against women as a violation against human rights, many cases still go unreported. Investing in strategies that prevent, mitigate and respond to gender-based violence will not only save lives, but also improve the quality of life for women and girls around the globe.



  • More than 1 in 4 women aged 15 or older have suffered from violence committed by their partners (intimate partner violence) at least once.
  • 38% of all murders of women are committed by intimate partners.
  • 6% of women report having been sexually assaulted by someone other than a partner.
  • Less than 40% of women who experience violence seek help of any sort.



One Day’s Wages comes alongside grassroots partners to advocate against gender-based violence and support survivors.  Since 2009, we have supported 14 gender-based violence projects in under-resourced communities, impacting over 16,800 women.  Through our partnerships, Jacky rediscovered her voice and now leads a program for fellow survivors, and Mambwe* grew in self-awareness, leadership, and confidence after traumatic experiences with sexual violence. 

*Pseudonym used to protect survivor

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