Together for Her - CARE

Together for Her

 

According to the UNFPA, six months of lockdowns could result in an additional 31 million cases of gender-based violence.

Coming together as women to support women in this crisis is critical.

We stand #TogetherForHer.

 

Together for Her is a call to action to stand in solidarity with women and girls around the world by deploying funds and supporting the global response against domestic violence during the time of COVID-19.

The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP), CARE and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) have come together to amplify the dire need for resources. Charlize and CTAOP provided a lead gift, and Charlize called upon women everywhere to join forces and help shine a light on this critical effort.

Through our collective voices, we stand in solidarity to show that we are stronger together; we are Together for Her.

As the spread of COVID-19 has forced people indoors, life has become even more dangerous for women experiencing domestic violence, especially for those who are most marginalized. Not only are women experiencing this violence, but many children, who are also home from school, are witnessing and potentially experiencing domestic violence themselves.

Charlize Theron hugs a young woman.

Supporting Women and Girls

Along with their rallying cry, Charlize and CTAOP have committed $1 million to COVID-19 relief efforts, with $500,000 specifically designated towards Together for Her, supporting women and girls against domestic violence. This particular gift will support efforts in the United States and in Charlize’s home country of South Africa.

EIF is making grants to U.S.-based organizations providing safe accommodation/shelter, case management, psycho-social support and counseling, helplines, crisis intervention, legal services, community-based prevention and advocacy work to address intimate partner violence, and additional resources for women and children experiencing domestic violence.

Spearheading Together for Her’s international efforts, CARE will direct funds to support programs that protect women and girls and prevent gender-based violence in the 100 countries where the organization works. CARE ensures the staff and community leaders have the GBV referral services information they need, that women are leaders and active participants in making decisions about COVID-19, keeps attention on the issue through advocacy and virtual events, and keeps CARE’s response in context to ensure understanding of the local GBV risks and how to respond to them.

What Is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence does not discriminate. Anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender can be a victim – or perpetrator – of domestic violence.

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Global Rapid Gender Analysis for COVID-19

This analysis by CARE and the IRC explores the current and potential gendered dimensions of COVID-19 and the ways in which women, girls, and other marginalized people are likely to suffer from the pandemic.

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"In this moment, it's critical that we stand up together globally for women and girls."

Charlize Theron

Standing #TogetherForHer

Aisha Tyler

 

Alexandra Daddario

 

Allison Janney

 

Alyssa Milano

 

America Ferrera

 

Amy Schumer

 

Anne Hathaway

 

Annie Lennox

 

Arianna Huffington

 

Awkwafina

 

Bellamy Young

 

Connie Britton

 

Courteney Cox

 

Claire Danes

 

Danai Gurira

 

Diane von Furstenberg

 

Gabby Williams

 

Huck Paisley

 

Iman

 

January Jones

Jennifer Garner

 

Joe Torre

 

Judith Light

 

Julius Tennon

 

June Diane Raphael

 

Kathleen Kennedy

 

Kimberly Steward

 

Kimberly Williams-Paisley

 

Kristen Stewart

 

Kristen Wiig

 

Laura Linney

 

Lauren Conrad and Hannah Taylor Skvarla

 

Lindsey Vonn

 

Margot Robbie

 

Maria Grazia Chiuri

 

Mariska Hargitay

 

Melissa Benoist

 

Melissa Roxburgh

 

Megan Rapinoe

Michael Bolton

 

Michelle Monaghan

 

Michelle Pfeiffer

 

Michelle Williams

 

Natalie Portman

 

Octavia Spencer

 

Olivia Wilde

 

Paris Jackson

 

Patty Jenkins

 

Penélope Cruz

 

Rachel McAdams

 

Rita Angel Taylor

 

Regina King

 

Reese Witherspoon

 

Salma Hayek

 

Sarah Silverman

 

Sheryl Sandberg

 

Stacey Snider

 

Stella McCartney

 

Viola Davis

Donate to the United States Together for Her Fund

Your donation will be directed towards critical services such as safe accommodation/shelter, case management, psycho-social support and counseling, helplines, crisis intervention, and additional support mechanisms for women and children experiencing domestic violence.

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Donate to the International Together for Her Fund

By donating to Together for Her, CARE will support programs that protect women and girls around the world in the over 100 countries where we work. Every woman and girl has the right to a life free of violence.

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Ways to Get Involved

Share Your Support on Social Media

Our toolkit has suggested social language and downloadable graphics for you to share this rallying cry on social media.

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Sign the Safe from the Start Petition

This act works to address gender-based violence at the onset of humanitarian emergencies.

Sign the Petition

Join the Night of Solidarity

Night of Solidarity is an evening of stories, songs, and conversations to stand with survivors of domestic violence.

Watch the event

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If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

If you need support or resources, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) to speak confidentially with highly trained expert advocates. The Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to empower victims and survivors to find safety and live free of abuse. The Hotline also provides information and resources to family members and loved ones.

If it’s not safe to call, or if you don’t feel comfortable doing so, another option for getting direct help is to use the Hotline’s live chat service.

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