ISLAMABAD: Like other parts of the world, the United Nations Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women will be observed on November 25 all over the world, including Pakistan.
The UN system is working hand-in-hand with UN women, survivors, activists, decision-makers, and people from all walks of life to raise funds, essential services, prevention and statistics. The need can be highlighted which creates a better informed response.
Emerging data since the outbreak of COVID-19 and the information received from the front lines have shown that all forms of violence against women and girls, especially domestic violence, have intensified.
In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, this shadow epidemic is on the rise and we need a global collective effort to stop it. CoVID-19 issues continue to be pressured, such as health services, domestic violence shelters and helplines. More needs to be done to prioritize the focus on violence against women in COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.
UN Women provides up-to-date information and support to key programs to combat the epidemic of violence against women during COVID-19. As countries implement lockdown measures to curb the spread of the corona virus, violence against women, especially domestic violence, has intensified. ? In some countries, calls to helplines have increased fivefold.
UN Secretary-General’s UNITE Campaign to End Violence Against Women, a multifaceted effort to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls, calls for global action to end financial aid. Emphasis will be placed on ensuring the necessary services for survivors of violence. During the CoVID-19 crisis, focus on prevention, and data collection that can improve life-saving services for women and girls.
What is the theme of this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women? Orange the World: Fund, Response, Prevention, Collection!
As in previous years, this year’s International Day will begin on December 16 and end on December 10, 2020, International Human Rights Day. Various public events are being coordinated on the occasion of this year’s International Day. Organize to remember the need for a non-violent future.