Everyone has a part to play to end violence against women

Women's March in USA. Credit Wikipedia

This campaign is observed each year during the 16 days from November 25 to December 10, to acknowledge that girls and women are abused every day of the year. The most recent study in the region, conducted by FWRM in 2016 with 1013 women, found that one in five women in formal employment in Fiji had experienced sexual harassment in the workplace (Sexual harassment of women in the workplace in Fiji, 2016 follow up study, 2016[i]).

In addition, women have been sharing their experiences on social media throughout the day about violence and sexual harassment against them under the theme of "Say no to violence against women".

He called on men to speak up on women's rights, stand against violence and promote female leadership in all aspects of society. To achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, more vigorous efforts are required, including legal frameworks, to counter deeply rooted gender-based discrimination that often results from patriarchal attitudes and related social norms. At the heart of all forms of physical and sexual violence is gender inequality and discrimination, which violate the fundamental human rights of women and girls.

The scope of violence against women is alarmingly vast and varied.

Protesters were pleased by the large turnout, calling for an end to gender-based violence both in Chile and around the world, Efe news reported. This shows violence against women increased in Punjab this year, she said.

Antonio Guterres. Credit United Nations
Antonio Guterres. Credit United Nations

The research, released Friday, said violence against health-care workers is pervasive within the walls of hospitals across Ontario.

Lack of funding is one of the major challenges to efforts to prevent and end violence against women and girls worldwide.

According to the data, 43% of women in the European Union have endured forms of psychological violence by their partners.

In the United States, more than one in four women in Washington DC reported experiencing sexual harassment on public transportation, 65 percent of women in the USA testified that they experienced harassment of some kind on the street, and 23 percent testified that they had experienced sexual harassment in the street. 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.




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