Violence against women is one of the most widespread and persistent violations of human rights around the globe; it affects 1 in 3 women in their lifetime. Moreover, gender-based discrimination is a major obstacle to peace and development as it affects women and their families’ well-being in complex ways, throughout life and into the next generation.
Today, EUCAP Somalia joins the global movement to mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, which runs every year from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day.
“On 16 October 2019, the Government of Somalia committed to zero tolerance for gender based violence and female genital mutilation, though legislative reforms and by integrating a comprehensive prevention and response interventions into national strategies, policies and programmes. I see this commitment as an important step to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women and girls,” said Head of Mission, Chris Reynolds.
“EUCAP Somalia shares the values of the global campaign and we stand with the Somali Government in its efforts to fulfill and protect women’s rights, including eradicating all forms of discrimination. Let’s challenge violence against women and girls not only for 16 days, but every day,” Mr. Reynolds said.
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