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{September 23, 2014}   ARE WOMEN HUMAN BEINGS OR THE PROPERTY OF MEN??? ~ OMG ~ BREAK THE SILENCE ~ WHEN YOU WITNESS VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN DO NOT SIT BACK, ACT

Gender-based violence stems from the failure of governments and societies to recognize the human rights of women. It is rooted in a global culture of discrimination which denies women equal rights with men and which legitimizes the appropriation of women’s bodies for individual gratification or political ends…Violence against women feeds off discrimination http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-work/issues/women-s-rights/violence-against-women

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IS A CROSS-CULTURAL PHENOMENON…BUT IT DOESN’T LOOK THE SAME IN EVERY CULTURE…http://www.academia.edu/947409/Cultural_issues_in_Violence_Against_Women

WORDS ALONE WILL NOT END THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN: More than a third of all women and girls – in countries rich or poor, in peace or at war – will experience violence in their lifetimes, the overwhelming majority of them at the hands of their partner. http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2013/jul/02/violence-against-women-armed-conflict

Up to 7 in 10 women around the world experience physical and/or sexual violence at some point in their lifetime http://endviolence.un.org/situation.shtml

Over 60 million girls worldwide are child brides, married before the age of 18. http://endviolence.un.org/situation.shtml

Approximately 140 million girls and women in the world have suffered female genital mutilation/cutting – See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/ending-violence-against-women/facts-and-figures#sthash.OoyGvkgu.dpuf

Women and girls represent 55 per cent of the estimated 20.9 million victims of forced labour worldwide, and 98 per cent of the estimated 4.5 million forced into sexual exploitation – See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/ending-violence-against-women/facts-and-figures#sthash.OoyGvkgu.dpuf

On March 20, 2014, The Global Partnership to End Violence Against Women launched a new initiative: the Gender-Based Violence Emergency Response and Protection Initiative.http://www.avonfoundation.org/causes/domestic-violence/funding/global-partnership/

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