Ghana Joins The World To Mark Anti-gender Violence Campaign

This day, which begins 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, is an important opportunity to raise awareness about violence against women and all violence based on gender and to recognize and support those who have experienced abuse. We need to remind ourselves that these issues. are real in our region too; countless women and girls of all diversities are subjected to comments and behaviours on a daily basis that are not only disrespectful, but also prevent them from fulfilling their academic and professional aspirations.

Another extreme case of violence against women is female genital mutilation, a harmful practice which has declined by 24 percent since 2000 but remains high in some of the 30 countries with representative data.

The report noted the progress of women today and the latest UN Gender Inequality Index ranked Singapore 11th out of 159 countries, and second in Asia.

Among other efforts, the United Nations launched a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual harassment and has said that it is committed to continuing the "UNiTE to End Violence against Women" Campaign, under the new title "UNiTE by 2030".

If these statistics don't spur you to take action against violence against women, then one can only wonder what will.

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According to womenhomicide.com data, 260 women were murdered by their male partners, husbands or family members past year across Turkey.

We are actively working to achieve this goal through strategies to end domestic violence, sexual violence and harassment, violence against Indigenous women, and human trafficking.

She said despite facing many difficulties, women in rural areas like urban areas women knew their rights.

The research, released Friday, said violence against health-care workers is pervasive within the walls of hospitals across Ontario. Frameworks that include a specific target for ending violence against women and girls, offer huge promise but must be adequately funded in order to bring real and significant changes in the lives of women and girls. Launched in 2008, by the then UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, another initiative UNiTE has been trying to end violence against women. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the executive director of UN Women, said in an interview ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25.

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