Ghana joins the world to commemorate anti-gender violence campaign

This was announced by Senator Loren Legarda committee chair during her sponsorship speech on the proposed 2018 budget

FILE Senator Loren Legarda

LIFELINE Zululand will be creating awareness on gender based violence and promoting their Thursdays in Black campaign to end violence and rape during the annual 16 Days of Activism campaign.

Sadiq also called upon the civil society, NGOs, worldwide development partners, media, corporate sector and particularly women to come forward and play their role for protection of women's rights against violence.

The seven Sunraysia sporting clubs will wear orange during matches and games across the 16 days, a colour which symbolises a future free from violence.

The celebration is to reinforce the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

The statement said violence against women is undoubtedly a global phenomenon which has for the past decades occupied a central position in worldwide discourse yet it continues to persist in many societies. It brought together students, civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations, private sector, development partners, government and the United Nations' officials, police, military, women rights activists, among others. Women in Pakistan are regularly subjected to violence. She said that PCSW was committed to compiling the third Punjab Gender Parity Report.

According to the Philippine Commission on Women, one in five women have experienced physical violence since age 15; six in 100 reported having experienced sexual violence; four percent experienced physical violence during pregnancy.

Makuza noted that one of Rwanda's approaches to ending gender based violence is the rollout of 44 Isange One Stop centers that offer counseling services for GBV victims in all district hospitals across the country.

"The rates in which Pacific women face physical and sexual violence throughout their lifetime is very high", Ms Ali said.

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