Violence against women is a problem worldwide, occurring, to a greater or lesser degree in all regions, countries, societies, and cultures, and affecting women irrespective of income, class, race or ethnicity. The many forms of violence to which women are subject include battering, sexual abuse of female children in the household or dowry-related violence, marital rape, female genital mutilation, and other traditional practices harmful to women, killings in the name of "honour", non-spousal violence and violence related to exploitation, sexual harassment and intimidation at work, in educational institutions and elsewhere, trafficking in women, forced prostitution and violence perpetuated or condoned by the state. All this forms of violence go beyond oppressive behavior or discrimination generally, and constitute harm which results from force or coercion. Knowledge about the forms, incidence, causes and consequences of gender-based violence against women, as well as measures to confront it, has greatly developed over the last twenty years. Much of this can be attributed to the work of the United Nations, and so many other Gender-based Organizations, #IEVAWC, #Worldpulse, #takebackthetech. Friends, let us continue to Unite and say NO to violence against against women. Join us and join the Campaign!!!
Thank you all.
Take action! This post was submitted in response to Take Back the Tech 2013.