16 days of action to end violence against women

26 November, 2017, 02:02 | Author: Earnest Huff
  • Govt 'committed to protecting rights of women'

"Violence against women is a serious human rights abuse that needs to be eliminated through coordinated efforts", said Sadiq in his message on the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women, falling on November 25. As the world undergoes a seismic shift in response to widespread allegations of sexual harassment, teleSUR examines what the event means today.

Trudeau's comments came in a statement made to acknowledge the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

He said violence against women, both physical and mental, "happens everywhere and its consequences last for generations", and "this poses threats to social fabrics of societies around the globe".

The Ministry of Family and Social Policies reported that over 80 percent of women in the country have encountered some kind of physical or psychological violence from a family member, while one out of 15 girls has been sexually harassed at least once in her lifetime.

The groups recommend five steps health care workers can take respond to and help prevent violence against women.

The UN in Afghanistan has called for united action by all Afghans to end violence against women and girls.

Govt 'committed to protecting rights of women'

Saturday marks the start of the 16 days of activism to end gender-based violence around the world.

"There is an increasing recognition that violence against women is a major barrier to the fulfillment of human rights, and a direct challenge to women's inclusion and participation in sustainable development and sustaining peace", said Guterres. Frameworks that include a specific target for ending violence against women and girls, offer huge promise but must be adequately funded in order to bring real and significant changes in the lives of women and girls. "This moment has exposed how men in authority can become serial perpetrators..."

Sami added the AIHRC had received more complaints regarding denial of alimony to women this year compared to the previous years.

Orange is the official colour of the campaign, which is why various capitals around the world express their solidarity by lighting their main buildings in orange.

While this violence continues, the global community will not achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a master plan to end poverty and save the planet, adopted by the United Nations in 2015.

Filipino church leaders warn of violence as peace talks fail
Luis Jalandoni, the former NDF chief negotiator accused Duterte of being a "saboteur" because of his decision to abruptly cancel the peace talks.

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