Everyone has a part to play to end violence against women

French President Emmanuel Macron delivers his speech as French Junior Minister for Gender Equality Marlene Schiappa left listens during a ceremony marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women Saturday Nov. 25 2017 at

Govt 'committed to protecting rights of women'

"Violence against women is a serious human rights abuse that needs to be eliminated through coordinated efforts", said Sadiq in his message on the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women, falling on November 25. The employment rate for women aged 25-64 has increased from about 63 per cent 10 years ago to 72 per cent last year.

Separately, the Family and Social Policies Ministry posted a banner and short video marking the global day.

Trudeau's comments came in a statement made to acknowledge the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

In the United States, more than one in four women in Washington DC reported experiencing sexual harassment on public transportation, 65 percent of women in the U.S. testified that they experienced harassment of some kind on the street, and 23 percent testified that they had experienced sexual harassment in the street. Women in Pakistan are regularly subjected to violence. To "leave no one behind", one of the guiding principles of the 2030 Agenda, we must end the violence that leaves women and girls behind on every continent and in every country.

Sadiq also called upon the civil society, NGOs, worldwide development partners, media, corporate sector and particularly women to come forward and play their role for protection of women's rights against violence.

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron left attend a ceremony marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women Saturday Nov. 25 2017 at the Elysee Palace in Paris

Our government remains committed to ending violence against anyone based on their gender, gender expression and/or gender identity. According to some national surveys, however, the numbers report that 70% of women have experienced physical or sexual violence by a sexual partner during their lifetime.

Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) head for the northern zone, Qazi Mohammad Sami, on the sidelines of the ceremony told Pajhwok Afghan News that about 443 cases of violence against women had been recorded this year.

Singapore acceded to the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (Cedaw) in 1995.

More than one third of women around the world experience violence at work, at home or in the community, and action in the workplace is crucial to tackling the issue across the board.

He also says gender-based violence disproportionately affects women of colour as well as women who identify as indigenous, trans or low-income.

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