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CS Sicily Kariuki launches campaign against gender violence

26 November 2017

Those 16 days start from today, 25th November to 10th December, which is Human Rights Day.

Sharan Burrow, ITUC General Secretary, said, "Unions are leading the way in eradicating violence against women at work, and the support of a strong worldwide legal instrument is essential".

Violence against women and girls is one of the most pressing social issues across the world. These dates are chosen to symbolically link the issue of violence against women with human rights, while emphasizing that abuse of women is a violation of these rights, stated a release.

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

The organisations have developed several evidence-based tools to strengthen health care providers' abilities and health systems' capacity to respond to women who have experienced violence, which are available online. What the challenges that contribute to this ongoing acceptance of violence against women? The European Union and the United Nations launched the Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence Against Women and Girls.

She further noted that everyone who wants to express their support for the campaign can wear anything orange and thus say no to gender-based violence.

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Ghana on Saturday began a nationwide campaign against gender-based violence. 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 movement also exposed stories that indicate how frightening it is for young women and men to come forward to expose predators, fearing that they will not be believed.

PAHO has intensified its cooperation with countries to prevent violence against women and children, developing tools, strengthening networks and coalitions, building capacities in the countries, and improving the availability of data. The United Nations is committed to addressing violence against women in all its forms, he stressed, citing such initiatives as the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women, which has successfully awarded $129 million to 463 initiatives across 139 countries and territories over the past 20 years.

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Countries should also continue the actions recommended in regional and global strategies and plans of action, and work to achieve the violence-related targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the report concluded.

CS Sicily Kariuki launches campaign against gender violence