‘Violence against women is a choice’

Women living in crisis settings are particularly vulnerable to gender-based violence. Photo: UNDP Iraq/Claire Thomas
In northern Lebanon, the Al Mina municipal police recruit women officers as part of a push to put people’s rights at the centre of policing. Photo: UNDP Lebanon
“Each and every individual can help break social norms and harmful beliefs,” says Lebanese activist Ghida Anani. Photo provided by Ghida Anani.
“Violence against women is not indigenous to any culture. It’s a choice,” says Tunisian activist Samah Krichah. Photo provided by Samah Krichah
Conflict and humanitarian crises have a disproportionate impact on women and girls. Photo: UNDP PAPP/Abed Zagout

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