25.11.2020 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
Violence against women and girls takes many forms, including rape, domestic violence, harassment at work, abuse in school, female genital mutilation and sexual violence in armed conflicts.
These forms of violence are widespread throughout the globe, and perpetrators often go unpunished.
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women highlights the inalienable rights of women and girls enshrined in international human rights and humanitarian law.
Activities are organized each year to raise awareness of the extent of violence against women around the world.
The UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign aims to raise public awareness and increase political will and resources for preventing and ending all forms of violence against women and girls.
The UN General Assembly proclaimed this Day in its 1999 resolution A/RES/54/134.
On the eve of United Nations day for Elimination of violence against Women, its unfortunate Republic of Mauritius faced an incident of Woman Police Constable D Raghoo, has been killed while performing her duties.
As an eastern African country promoting gender equality and equity. I have been dismayed by comments pertaining to the woman who lost her life.
Are we really promoting a culture where women empowerment has been accepted beyond administrative standards?
The citizens of Mauritius need to understand, a woman has the ability to conceive. The possibilities of fostering family, career and the community.
A woman on duty, a woman at home violence has been under various forms, multiple comparisons. When we address violence, it defines as a deliberate act to harm.
Our country needs restructure our norms. We need prone fairness to accept and understand our population is empowered as long as we foster our hospitality, unity and multi ethnic nation.
Soovan Sharma Dookhoo