Today marks The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and the time to raise awareness. The day also begins the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, which culminates with International Human Rights Day on 10 December. The United Nations defines violence against women as, “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual, or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats.”
Around the world, 1 in 3 women have experienced physical or sexual violence. Violence against women is never acceptable. It is a global pandemic, deeply rooted in gender inequality, and is fundamentally a human rights violation. Gender-based violence has no social or economic boundaries. It is present in all countries, rich and poor, and affects all socio-economic groups.
Beyond the COVID 19 pandemic, more resources must be devoted to training professionals on how to identify women who are experiencing abuse and to provide baseline support. And PeaceX Organization is committed to addressing violence against women.
All women should have a life free of violence. Revering the word and the spirit of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, PeaceX is unfaltering in its determination to propagate the paramount importance of Human Rights. We believe that these fundamental tenets of our being occupy a central role in all our work.
The quiddity of a human being ensures their assumption of these rights, irrespective of gender, race, nationality, religion, language, ethnicity, economic or any other status. Human Rights are pertaining, but not limited, to right to life and liberty, right to expression of opinion, right to political freedoms, freedom from slavery, child labor, indentured servitude and torture, and right to education and work.