Everyone has a part to play to end 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

Eliminating violence against women not only ensures that a basic human right is respected, but also empowers women to lead their lives and reach their full potential.

He called on men to speak up on women's rights, stand against violence and promote female leadership in all aspects of society.

The 16 days of activism encompass other significant dates: International Women Human Rights Defenders Day on November 29, World AIDS Day on December 1, and December 6: The National Day of Action and Remembrance on Violence Against Women, which commemorates the anniversary of the Montreal Massacre at l'École Polytechnique in 1989.

A conference entitled "Leave no one behind: End violence against women and girls!" has been held in Baku. He said parliament is fully aware of its responsibility to protect and guard the rights of women comprising more than half of the country's population.

According to womenhomicide.com data, 260 women were murdered by their male partners, husbands or family members a year ago across Turkey.

If these statistics don't spur you to take action against violence against women, then one can only wonder what will.




Sharan Burrow, ITUC General Secretary, said, "Unions are leading the way in eradicating violence against women at work, and the support of a strong global legal instrument is essential". "Intimate partner abuse, workplace sexual harassment, sexist jokes and even sexual assaults are played down and minimized". Women working in transport, health, education, public services, entertainment and every other area of the economy experience violence, and it's time that governments and employers accept their responsibility to work with unions to end it.

Yet despite its pervasiveness, violence against women is not inevitable - and it is preventable. Frameworks that include a specific target for ending violence against women and girls, offer huge promise but must be adequately funded in order to bring real and significant changes in the lives of women and girls.

The United Nations wants to end violence against women.

According to the data shared, 7,313 cases of violence against women were reported in 2016 as compared to 6,505 cases in 2015.

"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.

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