Justin Trudeau calls on men to help end violence against women

26 November, 2017, 02:05 | Author: Jeffery Armstrong
  • Govt 'committed to protecting rights of women'

Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Turkey's first lady Emine Erdogan on Saturday said that Turkey will continue its efforts to combat violence against women.

According to the data, 35% of the world's women have experienced physical or sexual violence.

"Kariuki spoke when she presided over the launch of a campaign dubbed 'Jitokeze" that also begins 16 days of activism on 16 days Campaign against Gender Based Violence.

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"For Afghan women to achieve their full potential and their vast capacity in development, in peace and in security, the violations of the rights of women and girls, particularly through violence, must cease", he said. 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.

Although some progress has been made in preventing violence against women in the Americas, there is still "limited recognition of violence as a public health issue that imposes a significant burden for countries", health ministers from throughout the Americas heard at the Pan American Sanitary Conference in September.

The worldwide community is turning attention to the violence that women and girls are dealing with on a global scale. 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. This evidence, however, doesn't improve the actions for women's inclusion, leadership and protection. In 1999, the United Nations named November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

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She further noted that everyone who wants to express their support for the campaign can wear anything orange and thus say no to gender-based violence. Together we can ensure that women and girls everywhere can live free of violence.

"We're hoping that, through outreach through people seeing this video that more will be reported."
The United Nations is committed to addressing violence against women in all its forms, he stressed, citing such initiatives as the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women, which has successfully awarded $129 million to 463 initiatives across 139 countries and territories over the past 20 years.

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