By: Annika Springsteel
Gender-based violence is prevalent all over the world and targets women and girls especially. The World Health Organization estimates that 1 in 3 women have been physically or sexually assaulted and that more than 200 million women and girls have undergone female genital mutilation or cutting. UN Women estimates that in 2017, 87,000 women were killed by either their partner or another family member as a result of gender-based violence. These are the types of statistics that Globalizing Gender is aiming to change. Globalizing Gender is a nonprofit on a mission to create a gender-just world which they are tackling through many avenues such as “capacity building, technical assistance, rule of law, governance, advocacy and restorative justice”. They are a rapidly growing NGO always looking for new partnerships and Kota is proud to collaborate with an organization pioneering new forms of activism for a very deserving cause.
Globalizing Gender wants to create more ways to prevent gender-based violence as well as to help survivors physically and mentally to regain their dignity after the fact. They aim to use social entrepreneurship to combat gender-based violence as well as de-stigmatize and de-criminalize efforts to help GBV survivors. (GG) is also working towards fostering connections between local governments and NGO’s to create alliances to stop gender-based violence. They want to close the gaps for services to gender-based violence survivors. One of Globalizing Gender’s most important goals is to advocate for the end of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting. They are currently in the process of creating the first task force in the country to combat genital mutilation and cutting.
Globalizing Gender was founded by Natasha R. Johnson, J.D. because she saw a world full of policies that hurt those who have been victims of gender injustice and she wanted to to create systems for those that have experienced GBV to restore their own dignity. Natasha is a Fulbright Specialist Fellow, an Equal Justice Works Fellow and a TEDx speaker (9/7/2019) among many other distinctions she has received. Natasha received her J.D. from CUNY School of Law and her Bachelor’s Degree from Columbia University.
You can learn more about how to support this pioneering organization by contacting Globalizing Gender via email at firstname.lastname@example.org