Ghana launches campaign against gender violence

Beth Cruz
November 26, 2017

He said that a society could move forward in 21st century "only if it runs on the principles of gender equality and non-discrimination".

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 called on men to speak up on women's rights, stand against violence and promote female leadership in all aspects of society. According to some national surveys, however, the numbers report that 70% of women have experienced physical or sexual violence by a sexual partner during their lifetime.

According to data, 260 women were murdered by their male partners, husbands or family members a year ago across Turkey. In those countries, survey data from around 2015 indicate that more than 1 in 3 girls between 15 and 19 years of age have undergone the procedure compared to almost 1 in 2 girls around 2000. 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.

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

On this day, let us remember that all of us have a critical role to play in ending violence against women.

Calling for violence against women in Afghanistan to immediately stop, Tadamichi Yamamoto, the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), said that no Afghan man will achieve his full potential unless women and girls in Afghanistan reach theirs.

UNiTE leads the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign, which aims to raise public awareness and mobilize people everywhere to bring about change.

The Mirabal sisters made the ultimate sacrifice to topple Dominican despot Rafael Trujillo, triggering the advent of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

The document, "Strengthening health systems to respond to women subjected to intimate partner violence or sexual violence: A manual for health managers" builds on other tools to help health care systems provide compassionate and effective services to survivors that address the consequences of violence and help reduce its recurrence.

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