Baku conference spotlights violence against women and girls

Baku conference spotlights violence against women and girls

Baku conference spotlights violence against women and girls

There was a five percent increase in the violence on women this year, as compared to last year's cases, he said, expressing concern over denial of alimony to women by families. It is estimated that more than a third of women worldwide have experienced either physical or sexual violence at some point in their lives. Essential actions to prevent and respond to violence against women include collecting data about prevalence, risk factors and consequences of violence and raising awareness of violence against women as a public health problem.

Nearly half of the women who were killed in 2012 were killed by either partners or family members, compared to 6% of men. One of the major challenges is a lack of funds.

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Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Turkey's first lady Emine Erdogan on Saturday said that Turkey will continue its efforts to combat violence against women. Iconic buildings will be lit up in orange to galvanize attention during the campaign. It affects whole families, communities, and societies.

Violence against women and girls remains high in the country despite efforts to eradicate the vice. She said a new campaign, 16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, will be launched following the conference. Together we can ensure that women and girls everywhere can live free of violence. "This moment has exposed how men in authority can become serial perpetrators..."

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. He said parliament is fully aware of its responsibility to protect and guard the rights of women comprising more than half of the country's population.

"Sanctions and accountability are critical for behavior change, and for the coming generations to be socialized differently, so that they know that this is not acceptable", said Mlambo-Ngcuka.

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