It’s Women’s Week at GISetc in honor of International Women’s Day which was last Friday, March 8th.  This week we are sharing maps & apps that focus on women’s rights and safety.

2-2d domestic violence

“Significant numbers of the world’s population are routinely subject to torture, starvation, terrorism, humiliation, mutilation and even murder simply because they are female. Crimes such as these against any other group would be recognized as a civil and political emergency” – Charlotte Bunch & Roxanna Carrillo

“For millions of women, the home is the most dangerous place they could be. Far from being a place of safety, the family is often a cradle of violence”. Read more about domestic violence and help raise awareness of this heartbreaking reality. Explore the original map for even more facts and statistics.

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