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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.
The World Council of Churches (WCC) is inviting individuals and church congregations to join “16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence”.
Sexual violence during the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina shattered the lives of thousands of women, a new human rights briefing says.
This culture of violence against women has been strongly challenged in a World Council of Churches workshop on “transformative masculinities”.
Churches across the Anglican Communion have been told they are uniquely placed to change how society thinks about gender-based violence.
In 1999, the UN General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Colombia has failed to tackle the lack of justice for women and girl survivors during the country's long-running armed conflict, says a new report.