International Day For the Elimination of Violence Against Women

You don’t have to be a woman to support this. International 1in3

It is said to be that 1 in 3 girls or women will experience some kind of violence in their life, now that’s the same statistic of experiencing mental health issues or developing cancer and that effects both genders. It’s not that they witness it, women are subjected to it, either trafficking, domestic violence, physically, emotionally, economically or sexually and that just doesn’t mean rape. 70% of women have experienced some kind of violence from their intimate partner, so it should be someone they trust who does this hurt, that won’t just hurt them physically, it will also slowly eat away at them emotionally as well, it can effect their whole health, they may just be physically abused but the thought processes which will go off behind each assault will effect them in other ways. Violence against women is a human rights violation.

It’s known that some countries to other countries treat their women unfairly, but as this is a United Nations International Day it admits it’s a world wide issue, ok it probably won’t be wiped out entirely probably anytime soon, the root of the cause of violence against women is said to be from the persistent discrimination against females, but at least with things such as this enough awareness out there to help it slowly diminish.

Because some of these facts are sickening-

In Australia, Canada, Israel, South Africa and the United States, 40 to 70 per cent of female murder victims were killed by their partners.

Women aged 15-44 are more at risk from rape and domestic violence than from cancer, car accidents, war and malaria. According to World Bank data

In Colombia, one woman is reportedly killed by her partner or former partner every six days.

A 2004 study in the United Kingdom estimated the total direct and indirect costs of domestic violence, including pain and suffering, to be £23 billion per year or £440 per person

Every 9 minutes a woman is raped in Britain and up to 3 million women in the UK experience violence each year.

During the conflict in Bosnia in the early 1990s, between 20,000 and 50,000 women were raped.

One in three girls are ‘groped’ at school and sexual harassment is routine.

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This year, there is a theme to spread awareness.

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“Orange the world in 16 days.” Is the theme -stating the 16 days of activism against Gender violence ending on Human Rights day, where people are invited to wear orange to spread awareness and show support for this cause.

Raising awareness against female violence will not just give the message to people that it is wrong but it will also help those who are experiencing the violence help and support, hopefully give them the courage to get out- with their children if they have any, to get out as there are many shelters which can help or even just groups or seeing a councillors which are free and available for those women who have experienced violence such as sexual abuse.

If you or you know a woman who is experiencing any form of violence, there is support out there and you are not alone.

Twitter# for this event- #orangeurworld

Links-

http://www.endviolenceagainstwomen.org.uk

http://www.un.org/en/events/endviolenceday/index.shtml

http://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/ending-violence-against-women

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