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Negotiations between 193 countries have produced an agreement which will open a new era in the fight against poverty, inequality and environmental destruction, says Christian Aid.
The One Billion Rising mass movement, involving an international day of action on 14 February 2013, has highlighted the need to tackle violence against women. It may require people of faith to look inwards as well as outwards.
A “zero tolerance approach to violence and abuse in relationships” was approved in Westminster, but ministers were absent and have scuppered action.
The One Billion Rising global activist movement to end violence against women and girls has brought together people in over 200 countries to call for change.
Legislators in India should substantially amend or replace the new criminal law on violence against women, say leading global human rights groups.
Curbing violence against women in India after the rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman requires strong political action and judicial will, says Amnesty.
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a “dehumanising practice”, the Rev Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches, says.
Today (25 November 2012) is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The Day has been officially recognised by the United Nations since 1999.
The World Council of Churches (WCC) is inviting individuals and church congregations to join “16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence”.
The Mexican authorities have failed to protect women from increasing levels of violence and discrimination, says Amnesty International.