Chileans march against gender-based violence

26 November, 2017, 02:02 | Author: Tina Rodriquez
  • The DrawALine campaign in London's Covent Garden regarding violence against women

As the world undergoes a seismic shift in response to widespread allegations of sexual harassment, teleSUR examines what the event means today. Considering the ever-growing harassment of women, the United Nations General Assembly has designated November 25 as 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 UN Trust Fund to End Violence against women, one of the ways that the UN is helping the global community fight this scourge, is a grant system that has given away more than $129 million to groups and individuals supporting women's rights. In 2012, nearly half of all women who were victims of intentional homicide worldwide were killed by an intimate partner or family member, compared to six percent of male victims. What the challenges that contribute to this ongoing acceptance of violence against women? This evidence, however, doesn't improve the actions for women's inclusion, leadership and protection.

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (EVAW) was celebrated on Saturday in the capital of northern Balkh province, where more than 400 cases of crimes against the gender were recorded this year.

Women participate in a demonstration to commemorate the U.N. International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in San Salvador El Salvador
Image As well as the UK there were marches in other countries including El Salvador

Yet despite its pervasiveness, violence against women is not inevitable - and it is preventable. Sustainable Development Goal 5 calls to "Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation".

The Centre passerelle pour femmes (CPF), Tranquility House and Timmins and Area Women in Crisis (TAWC) have come together to launch an interactive social media campaign on Facebook at "16 days of Activism 16 jours d'activisme". "When we talk about leaving no one behind, we want to identify all these different forms of violence that women experience". Fourteen women died, while ten women and four men were injured.

"Girls' meaningful participation in decision-making will only strengthen our approach to addressing these issues". The UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign this year believes in "Orange the world" using the colour designated by the campaign to showcase a brighter future.




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