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The case led to violent protests across India and new laws against rape.

It crosses all borders, affects members of the entire spectrum of socioeconomic classes, and saddest of all, victimizes women of all ages – from the very old to even baby girls.

Globally, we must rise up and work together to end violence against women. The United Nations defines violence against women as any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.

Through the 16 Days of Activism mass media and outreach campaign in 2009 and again in 2010, PCI increased public awareness of these harmful beliefs and issues, as well as its link to the spread of HIV.

The daring campaign, one of the first of its kind in South Africa, has reached millions of people through messages disseminated via massive billboards depicting graphic images of physical abuse, mobile billboards, media coverage and advocacy events.

The Act provides significant funding toward investigation and prosecution of violent crimes against women, imposes automatic and mandatory restitution on those convicted, and allows civil redress in cases prosecutors chose to leave un-prosecuted.

The Act also establishes the Office on Violence against Women within the Department of Justice.

( Although violence against women is a universal phenomenon, rates of women experiencing physical violence at least once in their lifetime vary from several percent to over 59% depending on where they live.

Current statistical measurements of violence against women provide a limited source of information, and statistical definitions and classifications require more work and harmonization at the international level.

Violence and abuse can cause terrible physical and emotional pain.

Violence strikes women from all kinds of backgrounds and of all ages. The different types of violence against women, include, but are not limited to: Dating violence, domestic and intimate partner violence, emotional abuse, human trafficking, same-sex relationship violence, sexual assault and abuse, stalking, violence against immigrant and refugee women, violence against women at work, violence against women with disabilities.

“An estimated 22 percent of Americans say they have been a victim of domestic violence, and 13 percent report being the victim of sexual assault, a women’s awareness group reported in September, 2013.