[NEWS] The Spotlight Initiative: Eliminating Violence and Harmful Practices Against Women and Girls

數字令人震驚:全球至少有三分之一的女性遭受過身體或性暴力,通常由家人或親密伴侶掌握。 今天有超過7億的女性已經結婚生子。 多達2.5億婦女和女童接受了女性生殖器切割。

雖然針對婦女和女童的暴力行為被廣泛認為是全球性的流行病,但是對此的反應從無所謂到零星到不足,法律執行不力,犯罪者繼續逍遙法外,資源有限,無法解決這個問題。

The numbers are shocking: at least one in three women on the planet has suffered physical or sexual violence, usually at the hands of a family member or intimate partner. More than 700 million women alive today were married as children.  Up to 250 million women and girls have undergone female genital mutilation.

Although violence against women and girls is widely recognized as a global pandemic, the response has ranged from indifferent to sporadic to inadequate, with weak enforcement of laws, the continued impunity of perpetrators and limited resources to address the issue.

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