Five years after, the UN General Assembly held a review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, where two major areas—violence and poverty—were pointed to be major obstacles to gender equality worldwide.
This declaration directly addresses, in its Article 4, that States should condemn violence against women and should pursue by all appropriate means and without delay a policy of eliminating such violence.
Femicide is more than a neologism—it signifies death and violence. The term denotes a violent phenomenon; moreover, it designates murder with intent. All femicides are expressions of extreme violence—death at the hands of another human being.
Sueny Dos Santos Nogueira is a Brazilian activist fighting to end violence against women in her community near Rio de Janeiro. Nogueira is one of the participants of a programme by Casa da Mulher Trabalhadora (CAMTRA – the “House of Women Workers”).
Men and boys wearing the White Ribbon declare that they will never commit, excuse, or remain silent about men's violence against women. White Ribbon is one of the world’s largest male-led campaigns to end men’s violence against women.
Armed conflict and displacement intensifies violence perpetrated against women and girls in South Sudan. Up to 33% of the women surveyed had experienced sexual violence from a non-partner, with many incidents directly related to a raid or displacement.
Sexual harassment is everywhere. When quantifying the problem on a global level, minimal levels of reporting and data limit what experts can provide to help prove—and solve—the problem. Based on what is available, here's how the numbers look globally.
In the year to March 2017, 1.9 million people in England and Wales—1.2 women and 713,000 men—experienced domestic abuse, according to the Office for National Statistics. Two women are killed every week in England by a partner or ex-partner.
These are the stories of eight women who have survived Assad’s detention centres. Tens of thousands of Syrians have been detained and subjected to the human destruction of these detention centres. These stories must be heard.
The award-winning documentary film "Justice for My Sister" takes an intimate look at violence against women in Guatemala by chronicling the three-year journey of Rebeca as she tries to hold her sister’s killer accountable.