In recognition of the hardships abused women endure, the Mpumalanga Provincial Government will launch the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children Campaign for 2020 in the City of Mbombela.
We pledge to keep working together, as One UN, with the Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government, civil society, the worldwide community and all partners to ensure the protection of women and children across Iraq.
Today, on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the Embassy of Canada in Greece will illuminate its Chancery in orange, demonstrating solidarity with the #OrangeTheWorld movement and support of international efforts to put an end to sexual and gender-based violence. Given that Iraqi women and children - especially those with disabilities - were already exposed to high levels of risk of domestic violence pre-pandemic, these figures are only the tip of the iceberg, considering that a large portion of incidents are not reported.
Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) on Wednesday demanded effective enforcement of laws to stop violence against women and girls in the society as crimes like rape can not be prevented due to the lack of exemplary punishment in time in most of the cases.More news: Football legend Diego Maradona dies at 60
Violence against women and girls is a serious violation of fundamental human rights and continues to be one of the most persistent development challenges globally.
In Ghana, this would mean taking concrete and tangible actions such as resourcing the Domestic Violence Fund, eliminating medical fees for rape and defiled victims building shelters to accommodate victims of gender-based violence and ratifying the ILOC 190. For women and girls, however, such measures can also be sources of increased risk of violence and loss of life.
In response to a "cease-fire at home" called by the UN Secretary-General earlier this year, nearly 150 countries agreed to make ending violence against women and girls a key part of their response plans for Covid-19. Yet, only 48 countries, less than a quarter of the 206 analysed in a recent study, treated violence against women and girls-related services as an integral part of their national and local Covid-19 response plans, with very few adequately funding these measures.
Government has been under pressure to address the extent of gender-based violence in the country. This is the Shadow Pandemic growing amidst the COVID-19 crisis and we need a global collective effort to stop it.More news: Scotland Becomes First Country to Provide Free Menstrual Products
The day is commemorated on November 25 of every year.
A human chain in Bangladesh; an online flash-mob with popular young video bloggers in Tajikistan; a video competition addressing violence against women migrant workers and trafficking in Indonesia; a training on self-defence to service providers and women's organizations in Albania; and a high-level virtual event in Panama with representatives from Member States in the region, are also among the many events planned during the 16 Days.
"This administration also created the concept of a safe-space where victims of violence can give their statements and depositions without having to come face-to-face with their perpetrator", the Minister said.More news: England to cut quarantine period for arrivals from overseas