Days challenges violence against women

Nov 28, 2015, 01:49
Days challenges violence against women

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (IDEVAW) will be observed on November 25, to be followed by 16 days of activism, ending on December 10.

Today is the start of 16 days aimed at stopping violence against women all around the world; International Day of No Violence Against Women.

Until the society as a whole does not address women issue, the problem will continue to stand before us.

Orange, which symbolises a brighter future and a world free from violence against women, is the official colour of the campaign.

Sheppard who said she escaped from her husband's abuse after 10 years, packed up a few belongings and ran to the comfort of her mother's house, where she and her son were safe. "Violence against women and girls remains one of the most serious - and the most tolerated - human rights violations", said U.N. Under Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, according to The International Business Times.

She says that the pervasiveness of violence against women and girls in our society is cause for deep concern.

(Photo: Twitter / DawnManske) The world is fed up with violence against women.

To this end, the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) include a goal dedicated to gender equalityGoal 5which aims to end all forms of discrimination against women and girls. And on October 27, we introduced legislation that, if passed, would provide more support to survivors and put the strength of the law behind our commitment to make our homes, schools, workplaces and communities safe from sexual violence and harassment.

With the tragic death of Gerardo Cruz still fresh on Costa Rica's mind, the global Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women may have never felt so pertinent. They are also very vulnerable to all forms of violence in conflict areas and during humanitarian crises.

Dr. Rigobert asserts that "Observing and upholding the rights of women are essential components of any social and economic development agenda". They also added that gender-based violence limited women's lives and potential.

Next month, an global meeting will discuss ways to end violence against women.

Translink revealed their workers would wear a white ribbon for the 16 days to mark their support for the issue, with their campaign being launched at Queen Street in Belfast on Wednesday morning.

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