WorldInternational Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women


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Every year on November 25, the world celebrates the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. this date announced Resolution of the UN General Assembly of 17 December 1999.

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On this day in 1960, at the behest of the ruler of the Dominican Republic, Rafael Trujillo (1930-1961), three Mirabal sisters, one of this country’s leading political figures, were brutally murdered.

Women’s non-governmental organizations have been celebrating this date since 1981.

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2022 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women special The theme of active action to end violence against women and girls.

The campaign aims to mobilize the entire community to become activists in the prevention of violence against women, to show solidarity with women’s rights activists and to support feminist movements around the world to resist backsliding on women’s rights and call for a world without violence.

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On this day, the color orange is used to represent a brighter future free of violence against women and girls.

25 November in 2022, as in previous years. starts A 16-day activism campaign culminating on International Human Rights Day, 10 December. Led by the UN Secretary-General and UN Women since 2008, the campaign is called United to end violence against women by 2030.

Offer calls Governments, civil society, women’s organizations, youth, the private sector, the media and the UN are joining forces in the fight against the global epidemic of violence. The campaign has designated the 25th of each month as “Orange Day” to raise awareness and take action to end violence against women and girls.

Great importance is attached to combating violence against women on a global scale.

On 20 December 1993, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution (A/RES/48/104) containing the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women. He laid the foundations for the movement to eradicate this phenomenon.

The #MeToo (Me Too) movement, founded in 2006 by American activist Tarana Burke, launched urgent global action. Since then, unprecedented awareness of this issue has been created around the world, thanks to the work of local activists and human rights defenders.

In 2011, the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention) was opened for signature. In particular, the document contains a description of the measures necessary to prevent violence, protect victims and effectively prosecute perpetrators of crimes against women. As of November 2022 approved 38 countries

European Union and UN in 2017 started Implementation of the long-term global initiative “Spotlight” aimed at eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls. In line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this initiative will take into account the principle of leaving no one behind.

Violence against women and girls is one of the most pervasive, persistent and devastating human rights violations in the world today.

It manifests itself in physical, sexual and psychological forms, including spousal violence (beating, psychological abuse, marital rape, murder), sexual abuse and harassment (rape, child sexual abuse, forced marriage, street harassment, stalking, cyber-harassment), human trafficking. shows. (slavery, sexual abuse), female genital mutilation, child marriage.

The Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women defines “violence against women” as “all forms of gender-based action or threat that cause or are likely to cause physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women”. such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty in public or private life.”

The negative health consequences of violence affect women at every stage of their lives.

Approximately 736 million women (one in three) have experienced physical or sexual violence by a close partner or sexual violence by another person in their lifetime; this figure has hardly changed in the last ten years.

One out of every four women (15-24 years old) who had a relationship up to the age of 25 experienced violence from their partner.

Worldwide, the most common form of violence against women is spousal abuse (affecting approximately 641 million women).

At the same time, 6% of women in the world have been sexually assaulted by someone without a husband or partner. The actual figure may be higher.

Less than 40% of women who experience violence seek any help.

There were worldwide in 2020 killed 81,000 women and girls, of whom about 47,000 (58%) died at the hands of a spouse or family member.

Highest indicators The prevalence of partner violence against women (ages 15-49) is typical for Oceania, South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, where it is 33-51%. The lowest rates are registered in Europe (16-23%), Central Asia (18%), East Asia (20%) and Southeast Asia (21%).

Currently, only two of the three countries in the world have domestic violence legally prohibited, and 37 states do not have any penalties for marital rape. In addition, 49 countries did not pass laws protecting women from domestic violence.

45% of women since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic (2020) reported states that they or their acquaintances have been exposed to a form of violence against women and 65% of them have experienced it in their lives. Seven out of 10 women said verbal or physical abuse by a partner is becoming more common. Six out of 10 people believe that sexual harassment in public places is on the rise.

As in other countries, the problem of violence against women in Russia has not been resolved yet.

According to the Consortium of Women’s Non-Governmental Organizations, 2,680 women died from domestic violence in 2020-2021, which is respectively 70.9% and 71.1% of all femicides in the country. The highest level of domestic violence in these two years was in St. Petersburg, Perm Region, Omsk, Kurgan and Moscow regions.

According to the statistics of the organization, more than 12,000 Russian women died at the hands of their husbands and intimate partners in 2011-2019.

According to the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation, the issue of protection from domestic violence activated National Action Strategy for Women to 2023-2030.

The material has been prepared based on information from RIA Novosti and open sources.

Source: Ria

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