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Violence against women and girls is a human rights violation of pandemic proportions!

The loss of innocence is a tragedy!

Approximately 15 million adolescent girls (aged 15 to 19) worldwide have experienced forced sex (forced sexual intercourse or other sexual acts) at some point in their life. (Source: UNICEF)

35 per cent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or sexual violence by a non-partner (not including sexual harassment) at some point in their lives. However, some national studies show that up to 70 per cent of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime. (Sources: WHO & UN Women)

As the Epstien and Maxwell case continues, I can’t deny the anger that rises up within me. The power these individuals hold! Alive or dead! What’s worse, the powerful friends they have that are also involved in these crimes and are still allowed to roam freely in the world.

I watched the Netflix documentary – Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich and couldn’t get over the outrageous evil that they uncover. How many girls and women have to suffer before powerful people like this are brought to justice? How could anyone give these people the deals they get, so they can go virtually scot free?

What kind of justice can those at the bottom of the ladder expect to get when corruption seems to be rampart at every level?

Check out this useful video that explains what violence against women means, who it effects and how.