Violence against women is an uprising issue nowadays. Violence can be categorized as an act of sexual and gender-based abuse committed against women or girls, causing physical, sexual, psychological harm, or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion, or arbitrary deprivation of liberty that can occur in their private or public lives.

Women undergo such crises mainly when most men attempt to gain and maintain total control over them. The global estimates, which were published by WHO, show that 1 in 3 women worldwide has experienced this either through physical and/or sexual intimate partner or non-partners in their lifetime.

The project, Katahanda, is an awareness campaign held to raise awareness on violence against women to bring to light what many women have gone through. This project was conducted virtually where a series of posters went up on the RACIIT social media pages for 25 days leading up to the international day of violence against women, which is the 25th of November.

The posters about project Katahanda, were displayed on social media regarding the various forms of violence against women, the effects of violence against women on mental health, the effects of violence against women on physical health, causing them to suffer from long-term health problems such as chronic pain, Asthma, Arthritis, and so on, as well as the role of the health sector and the ways we can assist women.

Written By – Minuli Rodrigo