Harmonization of gender, violence messages, IEC materials, human rights violation
Gender-based violence is a global pandemic and human rights violation that hinders both individual and societal development. Furthermore, the prevailing socioeconomic and political inequalities between the sexes ensure that women and girls are most susceptible to violence. Global surveys consistently find that 50 percent of all sexual assaults are perpetrated against girls, 15 or younger and nearly one out of every three women will endure some form of abuse during her lifetime.
[...] The progress can only begin with the termination of the violence and it would courage to stand up for the right by for instance speaking out against GBV. All members of a society need to contribute for success of the society. In this regard, the empowerment of women is the seed from which the country can grow. Health Victims of domestic violence account for 38 percent of all female homicides globally while the survivors of domestic violence are 1.5 times more likely to contract STIs, including HIV, syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea. [...]
[...] You therefore need to stop the spread of domestic violence by REPORTING and ACTING accordingly. Notice that female genital mutilation is a great social ill and that together, we can end its practice in our communities. It can lead to many health problems. Typically, the partnership between women and men would yields the best results because this is not just an issue for women and girls; it is an issue of concern for everyone. Women and Girls Notably, violence against women and girls severely hinders development by seizing the victims' ability to leverage their potential effectively. [...]
[...] As fathers, we need to unite against FGM and protect our daughters from the practice because it is violence against women (Santos 2006, p. 201). Besides, women and men should partner against Gender- based violence. Being a real man means respecting the rights of women and girls since violence jeopardizes the health and reproductive health of women and girls and the consequences can last a lifetime. Our wives, daughters, and sisters should see us as a sign of protection not a threat to their safety. Furthermore, an assault on our wives, daughters, and sisters should be taken as a personal insult. [...]
[...] Note that, even the great prophet of Allah, Mohamed was given birth to by a woman. Bibliography Gebreiyosus, Y 2013, Women in African refugee camps: gender based violence against female refugees, Anchor Academic Publishing, [S.l.]. Salhi, ZS 2013, Gender and violence in Islamic societies: patriarchy, Islamism and politics in the Middle East and North Africa, I.B. Tauris, London. Santos, MBD 2006, Consensus: combating gender based violence through Islam, tradition, and law, Kachere Series, Zomba, Malawi. Terry, G & Hoare, J 2007, Gender-based violence, Oxfam, Oxford. [...]
[...] It is also important to ensure that the care provided to sexual assault and gender-based violence survivors should always be confidential. For instance, adolescent girls and women in emergency situations have specific needs for privacy, hygiene and protection that must be taken into account. If a child has been raped or sexually assaulted, you should take them to your local health facility as soon as possible to get treated against sexually transmitted infections including HIV (Gebreiyosus 2013, p. 121). If you encounter any cases of boys or girls in need of protection or assistance, contact the nearest child-friendly support group, humanitarian agency or child protection advocate. [...]
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