November 25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

According to the World Health Organization, 25% of women in the European region experience physical and/or sexual violence by intimate partners at some point of their life, and 5% experience sexual violence from people who are not their partners.

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we want to remind our communities that emergency contraception is an important component of care for survivors of sexual violence, and that it must, therefore, be readily available in all facilities where emergency care is provided.

Read more about this in ICEC’s publication EC for rape survivors. A Human Rights and Public Health Imperative.