Overall Goal: The goal of the GBV programme 5 is for all women and girls to live lives free from all forms of violence. NCA has focused on addressing intimate partner violence, sexual violence, female genital mutilation (FGM), child and forced marriages, human trafficking, and sexual exploitation and abuse. The programme’s ambitions align with multiple SDGs, and SDG 5 in particular.
Problem analysis: Gender based violence (GBV) is a leading cause of death and disability in women of all ages6. Violence due to gender affects women at all stages of life, from son preference, to child, early and forced marriage, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)7, sexual violence, rape and human trafficking. GBV, whether occurring at home or in society, hinders the enjoyment of a range of human rights. It is a barrier to women's equal right to participation, citizenship, access to and control over resources, livelihood and to gender equality.