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Our mission is to employ an integrated, multi-sectoral approach across development, health, and social impact projects to improve outcomes and achieve sustained development, leading to better, healthier lives for women and men, and girls and boys.

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Criminalization of Human Trafficking Victims

By: Razan Farmand  Human trafficking is a devastating global issue. Despite its universal reach, human trafficking takes place locally— in nail salon or a favorite restaurant; in a neighborhood home or popular hotel; on a city street or urban farm. The United States government has passed legislation and executive orders to combat human trafficking globally by requiring U.S. contractors and subcontractors to act affirmatively to prevent human trafficking and forced labor when working abroad. Domestically, Congress enacted the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act in 2000; which established several [...]

La intersección de género y discapacidad debe abordarse con urgencia para prevenir la violencia en el contexto de la epidemia de Zika

Por: Maddison Hall, Elga Salvador y Tisa Barrios Wilson Alrededor del 15% de la población mundial vive con algún tipo de discapacidad, y se espera que esta prevalencia aumente en concordancia con el envejecimiento poblacional y el aumento de las enfermedades crónicas. Los datos existentes demuestran consistentemente que las personas con discapacidades experimentan violencia a tasas más altas que las personas sin discapacidades. La falta de apoyo social, el estigma, la institucionalización, la ignorancia y la discriminación contribuyen al riesgo de violencia entre las personas con discapacidad; esta violencia puede [...]

Child Marriage Statistics

Preventing child marriage is a critical component in the fight against GBV. It is a form of GBV itself and a risk factor for other forms of violence. Click on our graph to explore rates of child marriage across the world.

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WI-HER, LLC (Women Influencing Health, Education, and Rule of Law) is an international consulting firm that identifies and implements creative solutions to complex health and social challenges to achieve better, healthier lives for women and men, girls and boys. We employ an integrated, multisectoral approach that links health with education, rule of law, and agriculture to improve health outcomes and achieve sustained development. WI-HER, LLC is a woman-owned small business based in the Washington, DC area.