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.
Philippine laws for the protection of women's rights include: the Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Act (RA 9262), Anti-Discrimination Against Women Act (RA 6725), Women in Development and Nation Building Act (RA 7192), Rape Victim Assistance and Protection Act (RA 8505), Magna Carta of Women (RA 9710), and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act (RA 9208) and its expanded version (RA 10364).
If these statistics don't spur you to take action against violence against women, then one can only wonder what will.
White Ribbon is a global campaign that engages men in the quest to end violence against women and girls.
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Insp. Gord Friesen of the Winnipeg police said gender-based violence accounts for the largest volume of calls to the police service.
Despite the progress that has been made, we know there is still so much work to do. 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. The men say the woman consented to the sexual encounter but have admitted to stealing her mobile phone. "Together, we must challenge the prejudices and inequalities that allow this violence to persist".
Yet despite its pervasiveness, violence against women is not inevitable - and it is preventable. Launched in 2008, by the then UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, another initiative UNiTE has been trying to end violence against women.
25 Nov is the International Day to End Violence against Women! In 1999, the United Nations named November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
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 U.S. testified that they experienced harassment of some kind on the street, and 23 percent testified that they had experienced sexual harassment in the street.