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Breaking the Silence on Violence against Indigenous Girls, Adolescents and Young Women

One of the participants at the International Day of the World's Indigenous People. The commemoration is being observed with a one hour cultural event. 09 August 2004 United Nations, New YorkViolence against women and girls is a pervasive violation of human rights that persists worldwide and cuts across all socio-economic groups. This new collaborative study aims to provide a deeper understanding of the magnitude, nature and context of violence experienced specifically by indigenous girls, adolescents Continue reading

New global survey on violence against female journalists

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25 NovemberThe International News Safety Institute (INSI) has launched a global survey on violence against women journalists in collaboration with UNESCO as part of promotion of the safety of journalists and the issue of impunity. All news media workers, and particularly women journalists, are invited to participate in the survey, which will Continue reading

Pacific representatives meet to develop campaigns to address violence against women

One Billion Rising March Suva, Fiji-V Day, 14 February 2013Twenty-six representatives from government as well as non-governmental organisations in six Pacific Island countries are in Suva this week for a five-day regional workshop to develop concrete action plans to address high rates of violence against women in the region. The workshop organised by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community Regional Continue reading

Global and regional estimates of violence against women

Global and regional estimates of violence against womenThis latest WHO report presents the first global systematic review of scientific data on the prevalence of two forms of violence against women: violence by an intimate partner (intimate partner violence) and sexual violence by someone other than a partner (non-partner sexual violence). It shows, for the first time, global and regional estimates of the prevalence of these two forms of violence, using data from around the world. Previous reporting on violence Continue reading

Intimate partner violence affects 30% of women worldwide

A scene from Afghanistan's Palwasha TV series, a show that draws attention to the issue of violence against women. 10 June 2007 Kabul, AfghanistaPhysical or sexual violence is a public health problem that affects more than one third of all women globally, according to a new report released by WHO in partnership with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the South African Medical Research Council. The study highlights the need for all sectors to engage in eliminating tolerance for Continue reading