Gender Equality

12 Ways to Promote Gender Equality: Preventing Violence against Women

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.

Let’s talk about sexual violence…

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.

Blaming The Victim

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.

Financial abuse

What You Should Know About Financial 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?