With the corona pandemic going on, gender based violence against women has only increased and due to the pandemic these alarming news are being overshadowed. According to a report done by the world economic forum, six women are killed every hour by men around the world!!. These crimes are mostly done by people known by the victims like family members, partners or former partners.
The most recent figures from the UN show that 137 women are killed everyday across the world. This number adds up to a whooping 50,000 women every year!.Efforts have been made and are still being made against these crimes but it's a slow battle since violence against women is deeply embedded in our cultures all around the world. Africa has the highest rates of violence against women which is mostly in Middle East and North Africa with a 45% rating.
Good news is that these deaths are preventable. We just have to be willing to help out and protect our women who we know suffer from abusive relationships and educate people on the consequences of ignorance when it comes to this matter. It is a small effort to make sure we too don't bury our loved ones in the future.
Content created and supplied by: Autumnsoul (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More