Every 11 minutes a woman or girl is murdered by her intimate partner or family member. Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread human rights violations in the world.
New Delhi: No matter how much women have progressed in all fields in the modern world, only the harassment against them has not decreased. About thisAlso expressed concern. United Nations Secretary Antonio Guterres shared an alarming fact about this that every 11 minutes a woman or girl is killed by her intimate partner or family member. Violence against women and girls is the most widespread human rights violation in the world.
Guterres made these remarks on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which is observed on November 25 every year. UN Secretary General Guterres, by 2026, women’s rights organizations and movements Governments have been requested to increase the amount by 50%.
Women and girls face violence online through misogynistic speech, sexual harassment, image abuse etc. These events are suppressing women’s participation in society and economic and sustainable growth. Guterres said that women’s fundamental rights and freedoms are being controlled through violence and discrimination.
More than 1 in 10 women and girls aged 15 to 49 have experienced sexual or physical violence by an intimate partner in the past year. Domestic conflicts and violence against women are said to have increased since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. The report said it will take at least 2 decades for laws to prevent violence against women to be implemented everywhere.