On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the United States commits  to marshaling our full range of policy and diplomatic resources to preventing and responding to gender-based violence around the world.

To continue making progress toward the global eradication of gender-based violence, the United States is pairing the updated 2022 U.S. Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-BasedViolence Globally with concrete, survivor-centered actions, utilizing the $250 million in foreign assistance Congress appropriated in Fiscal Year 2023 for efforts to prevent and respond to gender-based violence. Furthermore, the Department recently awarded a new $3 million program to prevent, mitigate, and respond to technology-facilitated gender-based violence  in South and Central Asia.

The prevalence of gender-based violence is alarmingly high, leaving no country, society, or socioeconomic group unscathed. Working with our partners, the United States will continue to work for a future free from gender-based violence.

U.S. Department of State

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