16 Days Of Activism For No Violence Against Women And Girls – Sexual Harrassment In The Workplace

16 Days of activism is a worldwide campaign to oppose violence against women and girls. Commemorated from the November 25 to December 10, the aim of the period is to bring together individuals, movements, governments as well as civil society institutions, to raise awareness on violence and abuse of women, to call for the prevention of said violence, as well as to rid society of abuse, permanently.

Violence against women stems from the low status of women, traditionally, socially as well as in other structures and institutions. It is a symptom of the abuse of power and assumed positions of authority, in order to control women and children.

Simply defined, abuse is any form of behaviour that causes fear, bodily harm, or any person to do things against their will. Abuse can take on various forms. These include physical, emotional, psychological, emotional, or financial abuse. Rape and any other sexual assault are also forms of abuse.

Editor's Comment
Women in Politics caucus NGO, a welcome development

In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

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