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Using women’s growing power to combat gender-based violence

By Katja Iversen      

It’s time to shift our perspective to focus on reducing the inequalities, as well as on upending the gender norms and social dynamics that allow such violence to persist.

We need to see a global shift in who controls the resources and a change in old power structures. The gender-balanced cabinet the Trudeau government established in 2015 is just one example, writes Katja Iversen is president and CEO of Women Deliver. The Hill Times file photograph by Andrew Meade

Spearheaded by women around the world, a global movement is afoot. At every level of society, it’s redefining power. Women-led movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp—and regional movements like Ni Una Menos, which challenges gender-based violence in Latin America—are moving full speed ahead to change the status quo. It’s time to talk about how we channel this new power to end all forms of violence.

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