Despite great advances in women’s rights and equality in recent years, women and girls around the world still face unequal access to education and political participation, are forced into child marriage, labor, or sex slavery; and suffer from gender and sexual based violence. Women trapped in conflicts, are often the victims of rape or sexual assault as weapons of war and torture. Additionally, female genital mutilation, otherwise known as FGM, is still practiced in over 30 countries around the world, and an estimated 200 million women are living who have undergone the procedure. Many women who have fought for an end to these practices and violence, have also become the victims of such human rights abuses.
PTV’s Womens Fund provides women with trauma informed care, as well as opportunities for women only healing clubs.