Ontario marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Women's March in USA. Credit Wikipedia

November 25 marks the United Nations' International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

The conference was attended by the representatives of government agencies, worldwide organizations, MPs, members of civil society and public figures.

The campaign starts on Saturday - International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women - and ends December 10 - International Human Rights Day.

"We're hoping that, through outreach through people seeing this video that more will be reported."

"Violence against women and girls is not inevitable", said Rebecca Tavares, Country Representative ad interim for the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women).

"For Afghan women to achieve their full potential and their huge capacity in development, in peace and in security, the violations of the rights of women and girls, particularly through violence, must cease", he said. The day aims at bringing awareness about the violence against women and highlight the need to report it. Women around the world are subject to domestic violence, rape, physical torture and other forms of violence.

Antonio Guterres. Credit United Nations
Antonio Guterres. Credit United Nations

One of the most widespread and devastating human rights violations in the world today is the violence against women and girls.

This is considered urgent because at least one of every three women aged 15 to 49 in Latin America and the Caribbean have experienced physical or sexual violence by a partner, according to Alessandra Guedes, PAHO's Regional Advisor on Family Violence. "There are many ways to prevent violence in the first place, and to stop its recurrence".

The Manitoba government has also supported the initiative, with an appeal to all who are witness to violence, to speak out.

"Women around the country should be aware that they are sufficiently protected by the law", Legarda said.

Meanwhile, Deputy Speaker National Assembly Murtaza Javed Abbasi, in his message, said that women in Pakistan had been greatly contributing towards the development and prosperity of the country.

Legarda, meanwhile, explained that violence against women takes many different forms including the enslavement of women in conflict areas, killing of human rights activists, discrimination in the workplace, emotional abuse, sexual slavery and trafficking of women.

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