Baku conference spotlights violence against women and girls

Baku conference spotlights violence against women and girls

The 16 days will start on November 25 and end on December 10, which is also Human Rights Day.

According to statistics, 47% of women and 40 % of men aged between 15 and 49 years have experienced either 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.

The campaign urges governments, development partners and civil societies to address the structural causes of inequality and marginalization that affect women, girls and the marginalized in general.

Meanwhile, Deputy Speaker National Assembly Murtaza Javed Abbasi, in his message, said that women in Pakistan had been greatly contributing towards the development and prosperity of the country.

"Girls are left more vulnerable in situations of violence and exploitation when their views are overlooked". Violence against women includes child marriage, domestic violence and sexual violence, rape as a weapon of war and human trafficking.

Comment period extended on proposed national park fee increase
Visitors would be charged $70 per vehicle, up from the current $30 fee , during the five busiest months of the year. The deadline was originally set for Thursday, but on Tuesday the comment period was extended to December 22.

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 6% of male victims.

Lack of funding is one of the major challenges to efforts to prevent and end violence against women and girls worldwide.

The research, released Friday, said violence against health-care workers is pervasive within the walls of hospitals across Ontario. The European Union and the United Nations launched the Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls. This evidence, however, doesn't improve the actions for women's inclusion, leadership and protection. Gender-based violence is a global issue, affecting millions each year, particularly the most vulnerable, including Afghan women and girls. "When we talk about leaving no one behind, we want to identify all these different forms of violence that women experience".

We all need to be committed to a world free from violence for all women and girls around the world, including the underserved and marginalized, refugees, migrants, minorities, indigenous peoples, and populations affected by conflict and natural disasters, amongst others.

Orange is the official colour of the campaign, which is why various capitals around the world express their solidarity by lighting their main buildings in orange.

Related Articles

  • Plea to President to summon Parliament session

    Plea to President to summon Parliament session

    The Winter Session of Parliament will be held from December 15 to January 5. Elections and Parliament sessions generally do not overlap.
    Former Jets CB Darrelle Revis finally finds a new team

    Former Jets CB Darrelle Revis finally finds a new team

    A source close to the deal told NFL Insider Ian Rapport that Revis agreed to a two-year deal that will pay him the league minimum. Since then their pass defense, which ranked 18th was average as a unit in 2016, has fallen to 28th this season.
    It's confirmed, different types of alcohol trigger different emotions in people

    It's confirmed, different types of alcohol trigger different emotions in people

    According to the current study, though, drinking whiskey ups a whole hosts of emotions, from confidence to aggression. The emotional side of drinking is another important aspect to consider when trying to tackle alcohol related harms.
  • Wall (knee) to miss next two weeks

    Wall (knee) to miss next two weeks

    Not quite as good as last season, but he is averaging 20.3 points, 9.2 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game. The Wizards are 1-1 without Wall so far this season with both games coming against the Raptors .
    Meg Whitman to step down as CEO of HPE

    Meg Whitman to step down as CEO of HPE

    In the current period, adjusted profit will be 20 to 24 USA cents a share, compared with an average prediction of 27 U.S. cents. Whitman did not tell employees why she made a decision to leave the CEO job or where she plans to go next.
    Kevin Durant (ankle) rejoins Warriors' lineup for Thunder tilt

    Kevin Durant (ankle) rejoins Warriors' lineup for Thunder tilt

    When Draymond Green was called for a foul shortly after that, the two really started jawing at each other. This is not the first time Westbrook and Durant have had a heated exchange on the court.
  • No. 9 Ohio State masters MI  with backup QB

    No. 9 Ohio State masters MI with backup QB

    MI began the drive at the OSU 5 after a 42-yard punt return from Donovan Peoples-Jones and a holding penalty on the Buckeyes. Ohio State scored 17 unanswered points in the final 17 minutes to beat Michigan , 31-20, Saturday at Michigan Stadium.
    Miley Cyrus dismisses pregnancy rumours

    Miley Cyrus dismisses pregnancy rumours

    However, the 25 year old has now denied that she's having a baby, in a defiant response posted later on the same day. One fan said: "she is pregnant?" as another put: "Pregnant?#happybirthdaymiley❤❤ ".
    Malia Obama spotted locking lips with new boyfriend at Harvard football game

    Malia Obama spotted locking lips with new boyfriend at Harvard football game

    Obama started at the Ivy League university this autumn, following in the footsteps of her parents, who both attended Harvard Law. To be clear, it's not known what Malia may have been smoking in the video to produce the smoke for her smoke ring trick.
  • Xbox Store Black Friday deals available until November  27

    Xbox Store Black Friday deals available until November 27

    A lot of the titles in the sale are some of this year's best and newest games , along with classics from the PS4's lifetime. The release of Xbox One X has now made it possible to finally play Dark Souls on a console with mostly stable 30 fps.
    Derrick Rose evaluating National Basketball Association  career, exhausted  of being hurt

    Derrick Rose evaluating National Basketball Association career, exhausted of being hurt

    Last Friday the Cavs said the former league MVP would undergo extended treatment "over the next two to three weeks". Rose, unfortunately, has never been anywhere close to the same player since his time in his native Chicago.
    Facebook will tell users if they interacted with Russian propaganda

    Facebook will tell users if they interacted with Russian propaganda

    After strong backlash from the public on promoting Russian propaganda matter, Facebook has finally moved to resolve these issue. Both Facebook and its rival Twitter have since deleted the Russia-linked accounts.