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UN Women Executive Director Appeals To Governments Worldwide To Take Action To End Violence Against Women and Girls

UN Women Executive Director Appeals To Governments Worldwide To Take Action To End Violence Against Women and Girls

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, violence against women and girls, in particular domestic violence, has dramatically escalated around the world. Given the urgency, the Secretary-General issued a call for “peace in the home” and urged governments to make the prevention and redress of violence against women and girls a key part of their […]

Leave No One Behind: End Violence Against Women And Girls

Leave No One Behind: End Violence Against Women And Girls

One of the most devastating human rights violations Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today. Gender inequality persists worldwide. Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls will require more vigorous efforts, including legal frameworks, to counter deeply rooted […]

Invest And Mobilize To End Violence Against Women

Invest And Mobilize To End Violence Against Women

  One in three women around the world experience violence in their lifetime, often in the hands of someone they know, love and trust. Of all women who were victims of homicide globally in 2012, almost half were killed by intimate partners or family members. Violence against women and girls, a gross human rights violation, […]

South Africa: MEC Albert Fritz On Support For 16 Days Of Activism

South Africa: MEC Albert Fritz On Support For 16 Days Of Activism

16 Days of Activism: Over R645 million in DSD support for women and children As we commemorate the beginning of the national 16 Days of Activism against Violence on Women and Children, the Western Cape Department of Social Development (DSD) is proud to be leading the whole-of-society response to the abuse of women and children. […]

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

  Background By resolution 54/134 of 17 December 1999, the United Nations General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and invited governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize activities designed to raise public awareness of the problem on that day. Women’s activists have marked 25 November […]