DIRECT ACTION FOR WOMEN NOW WORLDWIDE

ENDING GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE. ADVANCING GENDER EQUITY.

What Is Gender-Based Violence

Gender-based violence is not simply a women’s issue.

Gender-based violence is any violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual, psychological harm or suffering to men or women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.

Our Solutions

FINANCE THROUGH A GENDER LENS

DAWN Worldwide works with the finance ecosystem to create comprehensive approaches to GBV that address inequities on the basis of gender. Our partners design frameworks, roadmaps, and tools to enable investors and financiers to not only prioritize GBV in their deployment of capital and influence to create solutions from a gender and human rights perspective, but also identify gaps that prevent them from doing so. We urge financial institutions to increase and improve their efforts to prevent GBV, addressing the harsh intersectionalities that impede progress towards gender equity within the ESG framework.

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ENGAGING MEN AND BOYS

Providing a space for men and boys to engage, be involved, and understand the importance of their positive engagement allows for a better life for men and women, and also brings home the importance of inclusiveness. Collaborating with grassroots organizations, DAWN Worldwide facilitates leadership roundtables, college-based gender sensitization programs, and initiatives for bystander engagement to cultivate a stronger, more unified community fighting for gender equality and a society free of gender-based violence

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AWARENESS AND ADVOCACY

Gender roles and norms that condone violence against women are deeply embedded throughout most societies in the world. DAWN Worldwide partners with local organizations to bring about change in attitudes through interventions like HEAL for Survivors, Train-The-Trainer, and the Initiative to End GBV. DAWN Worldwide also believes in the power of media and produced Raising Men, a short documentary film, an inspirational study of how young men can become allies in the quest to end violence against women

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News and Events

TiE Boston Elects Bank of America Executive Anu Chitrapu as its 12th President

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YW BOSTON Awards Geeta Aiyer

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DAWN Worldwide highlights the rise in GBV in the COVID – 19 Pandemic

Pandemics, economic instability, uncertainty, unrest are all risk factors for an increase in violence against women and children. The strategies...