'Attempts by businesses to corrupt and highjack social justice campaigns are simply sickening.'
The trouble with #16DaysOfActivism is that it lumps together gender violence and violence against children as if both were the same thing.
©Sacha Myers More than half the world's women and girls experience some kind of physical or sexual violence in their early
This is an opportunity for concrete action to combat gendered violence, an opportunity to move forward in the fight to make sure that all women and girls live free from violence in the UK. We must all ask our MPs to be there, and to vote to ratify the Convention.
Too many women suffer domestic violence and abuse and don't get the support they deserve - but it also happens to men but it seems that when men are victims it is acceptable to have a good laugh about it on mainstream TV.
Members of Solomon Islands YWCA march during International Women's Day in Honiara by DFAT/Credit:Jeremy Miller Solomon Islands
A woman has died after a former lover who was furious that she rejected his marriage proposal set her on fire, medics have
Fewer women are dying in child birth, more girls are going to school, increased numbers of women are taking on roles in public office, there are more female entrepreneurs and less poverty. But significant challenges remain, and we are still a long way from achieving universal access to reproductive and sexual health and the realisation of reproductive rights for all.
The statistics only tell half the story. They show that nearly half of all women (45%) in Europe have been the victim of some form of violence; 20-25% have experienced physical violence at least once and more than 1-in-10 has been subject to sexual violence involving force.
All men should be following the tenets of feminism already, which includes shutting up and listening. But they aren't. Many are being their unaware or blissfully misogynistic selves - and they're the ones who have the furthest to go.