Elimination of Violence Against Women

Govt 'committed to protecting rights of women'

Govt 'committed to protecting rights of women'

The video 'Leave No One Behind' was launched Friday in support of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women Nov. 25.

The CS noted GBV, has remained one of the most pervasive violence of human rights in Kenya and a big hindrance to the country's socio-economic advancement.

He also says gender-based violence disproportionately affects women of colour as well as women who identify as indigenous, trans or low-income. He added that even with the high number of calls, there are a significant number of incidents of violence against women that are never reported.

According to womenhomicide.com data, 260 women were murdered by their male partners, husbands or family members a year ago across Turkey. Another extreme case of violence against women is female genital mutilation.

According to the 2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) released on 21 November, gender-based violence, particularly verbal harassment, domestic violence (including family violence against women and girls), child marriages and the fear of sexual violence, including sexual harassment, continues to pervade the lives of Syrian women and girls inside and outside the home.

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Based on 2012 data for 45 countries, 43 of which are in developing regions, only about 52 percent of women between 15 and 49 years of age who are married or in a relationship make their own decisions about consensual sexual relations and use of contraceptives and health services. Women in every occupational sector are exposed to violence and harassment, on an epic scale, and where they are deprived of the protection of a union, the likelihood that they will experience rape, physical assault, intimidation and harassment is far greater.

Julie Béchard, executive director of CPF, said a woman dies every six days in Canada at the hands of her partner or former partner.

The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against women, one of the ways that the UN is helping the worldwide community fight this scourge, is a grant system that has given away more than $129 million to groups and individuals supporting women's rights. Those 16 days start from today, 25th November to 10th December, which is Human Rights Day. As a result, resources for initiatives to prevent and end violence against women and girls are severely lacking.

The United Nations wants to end violence against women. Organize events on streets, schools and landmarks!

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