Violence against women is the norm in most countries of the world.
One in five women will be raped at some point in her life; seven in ten will be the victim of some form of violence.
This is why the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence, which takes place between 25 November and 10 December, is a critical campaign, even if it doesn't have a very catchy name.
In this podcast we look at some of Christian Aid’s work on this issue around the world, and speak down the line to Reverend Phumzile Mabizela in South Africa about wearing black on Thursdays to make this invisible issue visible.
For more information about Christian Aid’s work on gender, visit www.christianaid.org.uk/gender