International Day to End Violence Against Women

Zambia: Ending Violence Against Women and Girls

Lynne Featherstone | Posted 26.01.2013 | UK Politics
Lynne Featherstone

My first visit since arriving in Zambia was to a UK aid adolescent girls empowerment programme in one of the poorest neighbourhoods of the capital, Lusaka. This initiative is supporting more than 1,500 of the most vulnerable girls, providing safe spaces and mentoring to help build their confidence and life skills.

We Can Only End Violence Against Women Together

Michelle Bachelet | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Bachelet

Last year I launched the 16-step policy agenda. Today, I urge all Heads of State and Government to end the scourge of violence that affects every society by participating in an exciting global initiative to showcase national commitments to end violence against women and girls. The first step has been taken: the silence has been broken. Today at least 125 countries outlaw domestic violence and there is a large body of legislation on violence against women and girls.