16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence 2013 – From 25 November to 10 December

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence 2013 – From 25 November, the International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, International Human Rights Day

 

16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence is an international campaign that began in 1991. From 25 November, the International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, International Human Rights Day, the campaign calls on individuals and groups around the world to act to end all forms of violence against women and girls.

  • Worldwide, up to 50% of sexual assaults are committed against girls under the age of 16.
  • Globally, 603 million women live in countries where domestic violence is not yet considered a crime.
  • Up to 70% of women in the world report having experienced physical and/or sexual violence at some point in their lifetime.
  • Over 60 million girls worldwide are child brides, married before the age of 18.
  • Violence against women is a global scandal, a human rights violation, and happening everywhere!

More information is located at:

http://saynotoviolence.org/16days2013

http://www.un.org/en/women/endviolence/

http://www.stoprapenow.org/

http://www.state.gov/s/gwi/rls/rem/217945.htm?goback=%2Egde_65590_member_5809732947581878272#%21

http://bcove.me/ywgmayun

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