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Violence against girls within the home in Africa

Linda Osarenren

Violence against girls within the home in Africa

the Second International Policy Conference on the African Child : violence against girls in Africa.

by Linda Osarenren

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Published by African Child Policy Forum in Addis Ababa .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsInternational Policy Conference on the African Child (2nd : 2006)
Classifications
LC ClassificationsMLCS 2008/00310 (H)
The Physical Object
Pagination16 p. :
Number of Pages16
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16660754M
LC Control Number2008349181

  It cannot be forgotten that violence against women and girls is a human rights violation. This such violence is a direct consequence of discrimination against women . In , African governments adopted a protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights in which they committed themselves to end discrimination and violence against women.

  Domestic violence is biggest threat to west Africa's women, IRC says This article is more than 8 years old Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ivory Coast . Rape, domestic violence, forced marriages: A new study shows the effects of climate change are leading to an increase in violence against girls and women in many corners of the world.

  African Recovery reports that violence against women in Africa goes beyond domestic violence. It includes forced marriage, dowry-related violence, marital rape, wife-beating, and sexual harassment, intimidation at work and in educational institutions, forced pregnancy, forced abortion, forced sterilization, trafficking and forced prostitution. Violence against Women – Facts and Figures Violence against women and girls continues unabated in every continent, country and culture. It takes a devastating toll on women’s lives, on their families, and on society as a whole. Most societies prohibit such violence — yet the reality is that too often, it is covered up or tacitly condoned.


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Africa Violence Against Children Resource Center for Child Rights in Africa Violence Against Girls within the Home in AfricaThe African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) is an independent, not-for-profit, Pan-African institution of policy research and dialogue on the African child Rights.

responds to violence against adolescent girls within the home and the community from the time conflict begins. Adolescent girls are experiencing non-partner sexual violence and intimate partner violence and are affected by harmful traditional practices such as bride-price payment and child, early and forced marriage.

Violence against women is already an epidemic in all societies, without exception. Every day, on average, women are killed by a member of their own family.

We also know that levels of domestic violence and sexual exploitation spike when households are placed under the increased strains that come from security, health and money worries, and cramped and confined living conditions. of the International Conference on Violence against the Girl Child held in The Hague from 9–10 March The conference addressed gaps in knowledge, research and responses to violence against girls in the home and family, and was a follow-up to the United Nations Secretary-General’s Study on Violence against Size: 5MB.

Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence. This report study examines the unique experience of adolescent girls by specifically exploring the types of gender-based violence and the drivers of this violence affecting this group within the context of South Sudan, where women and girls experience high levels of gender inequality and subordination.

Violence against women has become a serious problem in South Africa and the world. Information from different countries indicates that 35% of all women have been physically or sexually abused by an intimate or non-intimate partner.

While women across the globe fall victim to physical or sexual violence every day, African women are particularly vulnerable to this regard.

[ ]. Research in African Literatures () Odile Cazenave's book seeks to demonstrate a contrast between those African writers who write in France and those who work from : Oumar Diop. forms of violence against children, and will be presented to the United Nations General Assembly in This is the first global report to document the impact of domestic violence on concludes with key actions that must be taken to better support and protect the forgotten victims of violence in the home.

Global and regional estimates of violence against women: prevalence and health effects of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence. Apart from the reference to the large-scale surveys, the data cited in this paragraph were generated by the Population Council-led Africa Regional Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Network.

violence against women is prevalent in all sectors of South African society and exists across socio-economic, race, political, religious and cultural divides. Violence is committed by men of all ages, all educational levels and of any status within their community. The problem of violence against women in South Africa is a complex Size: 52KB.

Violence against women and girls is a problem of pandemic proportions. At least one out of every three women around the world has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime with the abuser usually someone known to her. The new South African government has pledged to ensure women a full and equal role in every aspect of the economy and society.

Yet, according to the Human Rights Watch, South African women continue to face extraordinarily high levels of violence which prevent them from enjoying the rights. Victims oReviews: 1. Rabat – “Aspects of Violence against Women in North Africa” is the title of a new edited book led by the Morocco university researchers Moha Ennaji and Fatima Sadiqi.

Published by the Isis. Violence against women in Africa has been brought to the forefront by many non-profit humanitarian groups. Great strides have been made toward ending this violence; but the tradition of inequality between men and woman runs deep, and it will take many years to break this dangerous cycle.

The preference of a male child over a female is violence against girls in Africa within the family. Son preference is favoritism towards male children with concomitant disregard for daughters.

This discrimination in many cases occurs before the birth of a girl-child. Gender-based violence is a scourge facing South African women. A Stats SA and South African Medical Research Council survey shows that one in five women experienced violence at the hands of a partner.

There are numerous cases that go unreported. Here are eight organisations fighting the fight against gender-based violence and aiding women (and [ ]Author: Shaazia Ebrahim. Ending violence against women “Violence against women and girls is a grave violation of human rights.

Its impact ranges from immediate to long-term multiple physical, sexual and mental consequences for women and girls, including death. Violence against women and girls in Africa: A global concern to ponder on International Women’s Day and beyond – Namibian Opportunities says: 8 March, at pm It has been four decades since the United Nations (UN) observed for the first.

Gender Violence in Africa: African Women's Responses [Green, December] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Gender Violence in Africa: African Women's Responses describing gender violence as a multilayered phenomenon operating within three contexts: the family, the economy, and the state.

This study offers a unique Cited by: Domestic violence in South Africa has been viewed as a private matter until the last few decades. In the financial year, just over one-third of the crimes against women that had been reported were prosecuted in court.

Legislation has been passed to help improve the quality of life for those being abused and to prevent further abuse. FORMS OF TRADITIONALLY CONDONED VIOLENCE AGAINST WONEN AND GIRLS INCLUDE: PREFERENCE OF SONS OVER DAUGHTERS: The preference of a male child over a female is violence against girls in Africa within the family.

Son preference is favoritism towards male children with concomitant disregard for daughters. The Home Office has published a refresh to its Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy and a Male Victims position paper.

Please see below for factsheets on both of these publications, highlighting some of the key fact and measures included in these documents.A call to end all forms of violence against women was made in the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women, adopted in and the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, adopted in Several initiatives have been undertaken to reduce violence against 5 Ibid.

6 WHO, a. 7 Ibid. 8 UNODC, 9 Ibid.