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CS Sicily Kariuki launches campaign against gender violence

CS Sicily Kariuki launches campaign against gender violence

Per the official webpage of United Nations (UN) the theme of the campaign for 2017 is "Leave no one behind: end violence against women and girls".

Research also shows that achieving gender equality helps in preventing conflict, and high rates of violence against women correlate with outbreaks of conflict.

16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an global campaign to challenge violence against women and girls.

The UN mission in Afghanistan stressed that alongside the effective legal and institutional mechanisms for access to justice, stopping violence against women requires an effort from all of us, from every individual, to speak out against violence in homes, workplaces and social settings.

If these statistics don't spur you to take action against violence against women, then one can only wonder what will.

"With this gesture, UN Women and Tbilisi City Hall once again highlight the importance of efforts in the elimination of violence against women", Erika Kvapilova, the UN Women Representative to Georgia said.

"Sexual violence and harassment against women is prevalent in our society".

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"Women around the country should be aware that they are sufficiently protected by the law", Legarda said.

Insp. Gord Friesen of the Winnipeg police said gender-based violence accounts for the largest volume of calls to the police service. According to some national surveys, however, the numbers report that 70% of women have experienced physical or sexual violence by a sexual partner during their lifetime.

On this day, let us remember that all of us have a critical role to play in ending violence against women.

He also says gender-based violence disproportionately affects women of colour as well as women who identify as indigenous, trans or low-income.

Singapore acceded to the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (Cedaw) in 1995. These dates are chosen to symbolically link the issue of violence against women with human rights, while emphasizing that abuse of women is a violation of these rights, stated a release.

He said: "For Afghan women to achieve their full potential and their enormous capacity in development, in peace and in security, the violations of the rights of women and girls, particularly through violence, must cease".


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