Wednesday, February 6, 2008

End Violence Against Women

"One in three. That stark figure sums up the crisis confronting women throughout
the world. Of three young girls sitting in a classroom, learning to read and write, one will suffer
violence directed at her simply because she is female. Of three women sitting in a market,
selling their crops, one will be attacked — most likely by her intimate partner — and hurt so
severely she may no longer be able to provide for her family. Throughout the world, this violence
will be repeated: globally, one in three women will be raped, beaten, coerced into sex or
otherwise abused in her lifetime. Violence against women has become as much a pandemic as
HIV/AIDS or malaria. But it is still generally downplayed by the public at large and by policymakers
who fail to create and fund programmes to eradicate it."
--Noeleen Hayzer, Executive Director, UNIFEM, in the report, Not a Minute More, Ending Violence Against Women.

I just added a link to UNIFEM in my Helpful People section.

UNIFEM is the United Nations organization that has been designed to help stop violence against women, worldwide.

UNIFEM states that it targets the following issues regarding women:
(1) reducing feminized poverty
(2) ending violence against women
(3) reversing the spread of HIV/AIDS among women and girls, and
(4) achieving gender equality in democratic governance in times of peace as well as war.

Did you know that 1 in 3 women in the entire world are or will be victims of some kind of abuse?

Please take some time to find out how you can get involved in helping to stop this epidemic of terrorism against women.

Thank you.
Leila Kincaid

1 comment:

mwhybark said...

Bainbridge? Holy shit. Hi!

Mike Whybark, been here since 1990. How's things?

Found you googling Anne Halkovic since I just bumped into Steve on Facebook.

How's things?