Gendered Violence Affects Our Communities Essay

1186 Words Nov 16th, 2016 5 Pages
Gendered violence affects everyone, because even if one person doesn’t experience it in their life they more than likely know someone who has. More than 1 in 3 women and 1 and 4 men have experienced some form of gendered violence at the hand of an intimate partner (Black, et al., 2011, p. 12). I myself am a victim and so are many other people I know. Therefore it is important we know how to react, protect, and more importantly how to prevent gendered violence from occurring in our communities. It is also imperative to know who stands up with you against gendered violence, who can stand up for you if you become a victim, who you can educate and what organizations to turn to in search of resources. Gendered violence takes on many forms aside from sexual assault; it can include stalking, harassment, and homicide. The effects can be devastating and last a lifetime as well like physical impairment, incurable STD’s, and mental illnesses, financial set back, just to name a few. White Ribbon is an organization you can turn for resources in how to end gendered violence, and it starts with men. White Ribbon is based in Canada but is a worldwide organization that focuses on ending violence against women, promoting gender equality, and a new vision of masculinity. They put the onus on men to vow to never be silent about violence against women and to stand in solidarity by wearing a white ribbon and to work together to ultimately end gendered violence (White Ribbon). I found their…

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