International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Why I am Supporting International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Karen Ruimy | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Ruimy

It's a sad fact that violent abuse is more often than not suffered behind the closed doors of the family home, indeed HALF of all women who die from homicide are killed by a current or former partner... This has got to stop, and yes, we do have the power to help our sisters through education and support.

UK Asylum System Puts Women at Risk of Violence

Maurice Wren | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Maurice Wren

While the government is taking important steps both here and abroad to address violence against women, its harsh asylum policies are still leaving thousands of women a year exposed to unacceptable levels of violence here in the UK. This is a well documented problem which has existed for far too long.

Why Do We Need an International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women?

Ann-Marie Wilson | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK Politics
Ann-Marie Wilson

A total elimination of all violence against women and girls may be hard to imagine but each day I think about saving one girl from FGM. This means she is spared from a painful, traumatic and potentially fatal procedure.

Voice of a Woman

Dr Scilla Elworthy | Posted 24.01.2012 | UK Politics
Dr Scilla Elworthy

Today we celebrate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Two weeks ago on Armistice Day we remembered those who died in the wars of last century and this. In just over two weeks' time the Nobel Peace Prize will be presented in Oslo to three women. The connection is this. A century ago 80% of the casualties in war were soldiers, 20% were civilians; today that ratio is reversed. In war zones such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, the death toll has reached more than 5 million - the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II - where one of the main weapons of war is rape.