The 16-Day International Campaign Of Violence Against Women's Campaign

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Violence against women is a rampant epidemic plaguing the wellbeing of individuals, families, communities, and nation states, as well as their progress towards achieving global and national development goals. This blog reports on the annual 16-day international campaign of activism against gender based violence (GBV), and recognizes the millions of women who staged powerful demonstration around the world demanding that men, society, and state governments take a stern stance and measures to halt the violence perpetuated on women. The blog discusses ways the 16 Days Campaign’s theme of education and innovation fits into the efforts toward elimination of GBV and the achievement of the 2030 Global Sustainable Developmental Agenda. “One in three women around the world experience violence in their lifetime, often in the hands of someone they know” (UN Women). According to a recent study by UN Women, the estimated cost of intimate-partner violence accounted for 5.2 percent of the global economy. GBV undermines the safety, dignity, overall health status, and human rights of the millions of individuals who experience it, and also the public health, economic stability, and security of nations. Thus, it is important to address the issue of violence against women and girls and to…show more content…
The campaign has been used as an organizing strategy by individuals and groups around the world to call for the elimination of all forms of violence against women by—raising awareness, providing knowledge and experience sharing forums, demonstrating the solidarity of the movement for women and human
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