CS Sicily Kariuki launches campaign against gender violence

CS Sicily Kariuki launches campaign against gender violence

CS Sicily Kariuki launches campaign against gender violence

The 16 days of activism against gender-based violence is an global campaign that starts on November 25, the worldwide Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and ends on the worldwide Human Rights Day on December 10. 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.

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.

A crowd of around 5,000 joined the two-hour march on Friday organised by the Chilean Network against Violence towards Women, bringing traffic along one the city's main arteries to a standstill.

This theme reinforces UNiTE Campaign's commitment to a world free from violence for all women and girls around the world, while reaching the most underserved and marginalized, including refugees, migrants, minorities, indigenous peoples, and populations affected by conflict and natural disasters, amongst others, first.

Penney Andrews, program manager for Tranquility House, said, "As of November 25, and for the next 16 days, we will incite individuals to take action towards eliminating violence against women".


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

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.

According to the UN's publication, violence against women is a widespread phenomenon that exists in every society and culture across the globe.

"There is an increasing recognition that violence against women is a major barrier to the fulfillment of human rights, and a direct challenge to women's inclusion and participation in sustainable development and sustaining peace", said Guterres. The UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign this year believes in "Orange the world" using the colour designated by the campaign to showcase a brighter future. Organize events on streets, schools and landmarks!

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