The theme for 2013 is ‘From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Let’s Challenge Militarism and End Violence Against Women!’ Informative materials are available at Click here in العربية,Bahasa Indonesia, Bosanski, Български,中文 , Deutsch, English, Español,Français (Côted’Ivoire), Français (Tunisia), Íslenska, Italiano, Kalenjin,ភាសាខ្មែរ, Latvija, Nederlands, Polski,Portugués, Română, русский,Slovenščina, Srpski, Svenska, Türkçe,украї́нська мо́ва, Xhosa.
The campaign emphasizes that women’s rights are human rights and acknowledges the role of patriarchal systems that embody harmful traditions and legal policies that normalize violences against women, and deny women their rights to a life of dignity.
The normalization of violence was a point that we addressed in our booklet ‘Ending Violence Against Women and Girls’ See page 7 “Some respondents reported that in their respective cultures, it is common for physical or even sexual violence to be committed against a woman or girl as punishment, for a crime as defined by the perpetrator. To make matters worse, the reality is that many women and girls suffering from acts of violence accept this treatment either due to cultural or societal pressure, or simply out of a lack of knowledge of their human right to live free of such violence. For instance, in societies with traditional gender roles and attitudes toward marriage and divorce, it may be more difficult to leave a partner even if violent, thus women continue to endure ongoing abuse. Respondents from Egypt, India, and Myanmar all reported that an “environment that easily accepts acts of violence against women, that normalizes the fact that women are beaten, and that considers women inferior to men” poses a challenge to introducing concepts of gender equality and women’s rights.
Two respondents from Uruguay and Venezuela, identified ‘Macho culture’ as a catalyst for violence against women, and a hindrance to achieving gender equality. Macho culture, which takes on different meanings depending on the culture, is problematic in that it puts pressure on men to dominate and exert control over women, in order to affirm their masculinity, even if it requires the use of violence.”
See Chinese 終止對女孩和婦人的暴力 全球善牧24 個國家的服務調查
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There is a 16 days Take Action Kit Here in multiple languages. There is a Brochure, 5 Fact Sheets, Information on CSW 58, Suggested Grant Proposal Guidelines, Sample Social Media Posts and Logos.