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Rwanda launches campaign against gender based violence

25 November 2017

He said this in his message on the International Day for elimination of violence against women being commemorated throughout the world on 25th November.

Every year from November 25 to December 10, the United Nations, worldwide agencies, governments across the globe and non-government and community-based organisations working for women's rights partake in an global campaign to end violence against women and girls.

The seven Sunraysia sporting clubs will wear orange during matches and games across the 16 days, a colour which symbolises a future free from violence.

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Government must also show commitment towards ending the concern by ensuring that funds are committed in the national budget for programmes and interventions on violence against women and children.

Women in traditionally acknowledged marginalized groups - including refugees, migrants, minorities, indigenous peoples, and populations affected by conflict and disasters, among others are more likely to face abuse, she said.

The New Vision Foundation International (NVFI), a humanitarian relief and advocacy Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), has appealed to Government to build more shelters to accommodate abused women and children.

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"It has to be urgently addressed through the combined efforts of government, NGOs, academe and the private sector by raising public awareness to encourage women in the communities to disclose or report incidents of violence", she said. Women in Pakistan are regularly subjected to violence. He said that centers for immediate response were being constructed across the country for female victims of domestic violence.

It is estimated that 35 percent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or sexual violence by a non-partner at some point in their lives, according to UN Women.

He said violence against women, both physical and mental, "happens everywhere and its consequences last for generations", and "this poses threats to social fabrics of societies around the globe".

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Rwanda launches campaign against gender based violence