Gender equality is a major issue in many societies. One way of promoting this will be to prevent violence against women through education, awareness, and activism campaigns. Violence has a significant impact on not only individual victims but their families and friends as well. The first thing we need to do is change how society views gender inequality. As we prepare for the Generation Equality Forum tomorrow in Paris here are ways we can support gender equality in our community.
The Cycle of Violence is a pattern of abuse where the abuser systematically harms the victim physically, mentally, emotionally, and sexually. Breaking the cycle requires a lot of effort and support.
Gender inequality is one of the biggest reasons behind gender-based violence. Find out how we can all take an active role to end it.
There are many ways that men and boys can get involved in the fight to end violence against women. It is important for males of all ages, from students to businessmen, teachers to law enforcement officers-to stand up and speak out about the injustice faced by those who live with gender inequality around them.
Sexual violence is a serious issue. It affects everyone in society and has no boundaries. The effects can be devastating, often involving life-changing consequences such as unwanted pregnancies, mental and physical problems, sexually transmitted infections, and sleep and eating disorders. It’s important to know the facts about sexual violence so we can work together to prevent it.
“Why don’t they leave?” This is a common question when many people hear that someone is in an abusive relationship. Leaving may seem simple to anyone but it’s never that easy. And here is why.
Victim blaming, shaming and stigma, where domestic violence is concerned, is dangerous. These attitudes make it difficult for victims to report the abuse and reach out for help. They also reinforce the abuser’s philosophy that it is the victim’s fault that the abuse is happening.
RECENT debates linking how women dress to the issue of rape have only reinforced the need for a more scientific conversation around violence against women in our society.
Blaming the victim in cases of sexual violence may be a global phenomenon. But it is particularly endemic in patrilinear cultures where restrictive beliefs about women’s roles and rights in society dominate.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Everyone has a role to play in ending sexual assault, harassment, and abuse.
In most times when we talk about domestic violence, we tend to focus on physical, sexual and emotional abuse. Rarely does financial abuse come to mind. But why? Because financial abuse is less commonly understood or spoken about form of abuse. Sadly, this abuse or control of one’s access to family finances and assets is prevalent and occurs in up to 99 percent of domestic violence cases.
So, why are we not talking about it?