Violence Against Women
21 Apr 2022
Gender equality activists staged a demonstration in front of the Democrat Party headquarters on Monday (18 April) to demand accountability from the party after its former deputy leader Prinn Panitchpakdi was accused of having sexually assaulted at least 15 women.
26 Nov 2021
Kicking off the commemoration of 16 Days of Activism and International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, feminists, women workers, and grassroots women from Asia and the Pacific gathered for an online protest to call for safety for women in workplaces and the urgent ratification of ILO C-190.
13 Dec 2019
Business leaders have a key role to play to address intimate partner violence as a workplace issue. When workplaces understand, recognize and respond to violence against women, women can continue to work and access the support they need, a UN Women report says.
28 Nov 2019
Dubravka Šimonovic, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes, and consequences, attended an media briefing with representatives from the press and NGOs on 26 November, in which she called for an improvement to the criminal justice system for victims of sexual violence and for absence of consent to become the global standard for the definition of rape.
26 Nov 2013
Following yet another year of world headlines dominated by horrific acts of violence against women and girls, during the 16 days of activism to end violence against women, starting on November 25th and ending in Human Rights Day, December 10th, the international community comes together to reaffirm and re-commit to securing a world free of violence against women and girl.