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.

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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.

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