Elimination of Violence Against Women

French President Emmanuel Macron delivers his speech as French Junior Minister for Gender Equality Marlene Schiappa left listens during a ceremony marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women Saturday Nov. 25 2017 at

The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisah Djaba, said in a statement that the campaign would continue to contribute to a world free from gender-based violence especially for women and girls.

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.

Though the #metoo campaign has brought to light the stories of hundreds of women around the world who have been sexually assaulted, the figures published by the United Nations in honor of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women reveal that not hundreds but millions of women have endured some form of sexual violence in their lifetime. Most of the frightful crimes against women are made in less developed countries.

HEALTH services can take specific steps to respond to violence against women and help prevent its future occurrences, if they are equipped with the tools and training they need.

Amman, 25 November 2017 The United Nations is calling for greater action to address gender-based violence and its prevention in Syria. "It is scandalous that sexual assault, sexual harassment and other forms of violence are not only tolerated at work, but in some cases used as a means to subjugate women in the interests of the corporate bottom line". We are also grateful to Ontario's Roundtable on Violence Against Women and the Executive and Provincial Committees to End Violence Against Indigenous Women for their invaluable and ongoing advice.

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron left attend a ceremony marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women Saturday Nov. 25 2017 at the Elysee Palace in Paris
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The Day also spotlights the work of women's rights activists, who are being targeted at "alarming levels", and violence against women politicians, which hamper women's rights.

On this day, let us remember that all of us have a critical role to play in ending violence against women.

"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. Sustainable Development Goal 5 calls to "Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation".

According to the data, 35% of the world's women have experienced physical or sexual violence.




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