Istanbul holds rally saying "no" to violence against women

These outfits are replications of ones worn by women when they experienced incidents of sexual violations. The outfits are part of an initiative marking the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence in Corner Brook

"I look forward to the day when November 25 will be celebrated for the elimination of violence against mothers, sisters, grandmothers, and all women and girls, but there are actions we can take right now to move in this direction", said National Chief Bellegarde. 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.

Bangladesh has some of the highest rates of gender-based violence, but this is an issue that pervades our own countries and communities around the world.

Display challenges the myth that clothing has anything to do with sexual violence
Display challenges the myth that clothing has anything to do with sexual violence

"Violence against women and children is preventable through strengthened awareness, government funding, strict implementation of existing laws and enhanced inter-agency coordination, both at the domestic and global level", she added. To achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, more vigorous efforts are required, including legal frameworks, to counter deeply rooted gender-based discrimination that often results from patriarchal attitudes and related social norms. During these 16 days, it is important to remember that every person can be an activist against gender-based violence, an Ambassador for Change.

Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, marked by nations around the world to combat and raise awareness of this.

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The scope of violence against women is alarmingly vast and varied.

Nearly half of the women who were killed in 2012 were killed by either partners or family members, compared to 6% of men.

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PCSW Chairperson Fauzia Viqar and the Lahore Division commissioner stated at a joint press conference, "As a nation we must fight to end discrimination against women and ensure that women are protected adequately". The men say the woman consented to the sexual encounter but have admitted to stealing her mobile phone.

Especially for Indigenous women, one day of public awareness is not enough to end violence against women. "Together, we must challenge the prejudices and inequalities that allow this violence to persist".

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