Am Yahaya Abu Bakarr Sheriff from Freetown, Sierra Leone. It a honor and pleasure to be here in this humble group and i thank you all for accepting me.

One in three women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence mostly by an intimate partner. This is indeed a depressing statistics, The situation becomes even more devastating when you hear news of high profile women getting beaten up in her youth age.

Gender-based violence is a global epidemic. It crosses every social and economic class, ethnicity, race, religion, and education level, and transcends international borders. My idea will covers the facts and consequences surrounding violence against women and girls, the responsibility that men have in preventing gender-based violence, and the necessary and practical approaches to ending it.