News-Coffee9-150x150This month marks two major global campaigns aimed at raising awareness on violence against women. The first of these is One Billion Rising. Observed by numerous activists around the world, the campaign is the largest global event aimed at raising awareness on violence against women. 6 February also marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation.

Several countries have enacted laws to curb violence against women. Colombia has tightened laws on violence against women, a new law in Algeria criminalizes violence against women, and Portugal has outlawed street harassment. Meanwhile, controversial laws are getting challenged: in Northern Ireland in the UK, an escort is challenging laws that make the purchase of sex services illegal. The case highlights the difficulties in balancing protection of trafficked individuals and the rights of sex workers to safety.

Statistics of violence against women remain shockingly high in spite of these progresses. This year, the number of victims of female genital mutilation is estimated to be 70 million higher than previous estimates. Around 50% of Latin American women claim to have experienced sexual violence, and in Pakistan around half of its young female population believe that domestic violence is justifiable.

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General Violence Against Women

 


Domestic Violence

 


Sexual Assault / Rape

 


Sex Trafficking

 


Female Genital Mutilation

 


Forced Marriage and Honour Killing

 


Activism

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