Balkh records 443 cases of violence against women

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The Punjab Commission on the Status of Women will launch a 16-day activism campaign today to end violence against women and girls all over Punjab.

Finally, as we prepare for the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women on December 6, we must continue to challenge deep-rooted attitudes and behaviours that grow from misogyny and other forms of hate-motivated discrimination that lead to violence against women.

The day of recognition kicks off a 16-day United Nations campaign against gender-based violence, which ends on Human Rights Day Dec. 10.

The UN family in Afghanistan stressed that alongside the effective legal and institutional mechanisms for access to justice, stopping violence against women requires an effort from all of us, from every individual, to speak out against violence in homes, workplaces and social settings.

"Sexual violence and harassment against women is prevalent in our society".

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Although some progress has been made in preventing violence against women in the Americas, there is still "limited recognition of violence as a public health issue that imposes a significant burden for countries", health ministers from throughout the Americas heard at the Pan American Sanitary Conference in September.

According to womenhomicide.com data, 260 women were murdered by their male partners, husbands or family members past year across Turkey.

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.

According to United Nations, on the basis of data from 2005 to 2016 for 87 countries, "19 percent of women between 15 and 49 years of age said they had experienced physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner in the 12 months prior to the survey".

If these statistics don't spur you to take action against violence against women, then one can only wonder what will. The men say the woman consented to the sexual encounter but have admitted to stealing her mobile phone. According to the data, 43% of women in the European Union have endured forms of psychological violence by their partners. Launched in 2008, by the then UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, another initiative UNiTE has been trying to end violence against women.

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