Georgia joins int'l campaign against gender-based violence

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PAHO has intensified its cooperation with countries to prevent violence against women and children, developing tools, strengthening networks and coalitions, building capacities in the countries, and improving the availability of data.

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (EVAW) was celebrated on Saturday in the capital of northern Balkh province, where more than 400 cases of crimes against the gender were recorded this year. Pakistan is the world's third most unsafe county for women. According to the United Nations, violence against women and girls across most countries include physical, sexual and psychological forms. In 2012, nearly half of all women who were victims of intentional homicide worldwide were killed by an intimate partner or family member, compared to six percent of male victims.

This violence, the most visible sign of pervasive patriarchy and chauvinism, directly impacts women's physical and psychological health.

25 Nov is the International Day to End Violence against Women!

The UN in Afghanistan has called for united action by all Afghans to end violence against women and girls.

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He also says gender-based violence disproportionately affects women of colour as well as women who identify as indigenous, trans or low-income. Together we can ensure that women and girls everywhere can live free of violence.

Calling for violence against women in Afghanistan to immediately stop, Tadamichi Yamamoto, the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Afghanistan and head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), said that no Afghan man will achieve his full potential unless women and girls in Afghanistan reach theirs.

Mr. Guterres is also addressing the issue of sexual exploitation and abuse in house by launching a new victim-centered approach to the offenses committed by those serving under the UN.

The UN designated November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women to commemorate the Mirabal sisters, who were assassinated on the same day in 1960 for opposing the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo in the Dominican Republic.

Countries should also continue the actions recommended in regional and global strategies and plans of action, and work to achieve the violence-related targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the report concluded.

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