“Ending this behaviour requires that everyone works jointly to confront and address this problem. It cannot be achieved by the government alone, by civil society alone, or by international development partners alone. It is our shared responsibility, and we all have a role to play,” said Panova.
In fact, the issue of violence directed against children is a complex and multidimensional matter, as violence against children means the use of all forms of physical, psychological, or verbal punishment on the part of the parents, one of them, or one of the individuals surrounding the child. This also includes psychological violence such as ridicule and insult and the lack of care for them in all aspects of health and economics, in addition to their exploitation in work that is not commensurate with their abilities, whether cognitive or physical.
In the early months of the pandemic, the United Nations (UN) projected that quarantines and lockdowns could lead to a shocking 15 million additional cases of gender-based violence every three months. Sadly, those predictions appear to be coming true.
The event joined the global community in launching the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. The 16 day period commences every year on 25 November, which marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until International Human Rights Day on 10 December.
They gathered in Kadikoy neighborhood on the Asian side of Istanbul, repeating chants, like “Stop the murder of women!”, “Stop male violence!”, and “Do not ignore violence! Do something!”. They highlighted various harsh stories of women who have been recently murdered across the country.
The Violence and Harassment Convention 2019 and Violence and Harassment Recommendation 2019, were adopted by delegates on the final day of the Centenary International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva.
43% of women in Egypt were exposed to psychological violence; 32% to physical violence; 12% to sexual violence; 17% to various forms of violence by husbands or fiancés; most common type of violence was physical violence from husband: CAPMAS
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