I Decide: A Lifetime of Determination | International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region

Somewhere along the line, the world accepted the lie that being raped or beaten is something that is intrinsic to being female. As a result, gender-based violence is one of the most pervasive public health and human rights violations worldwide. Our global culture of victim blaming and perpetrator impunity has created a world where women and girls live in fear every single day. This unjust reality is unacceptable and cannot persist unchallenged. We must advocate for a world where all women and girls can say, “I decide.”

via I Decide: A Lifetime of Determination | International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region.

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