To raise awareness and trigger action to end the global scourge of violence against women and girls, the UN observed International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November.
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence which follow (ending on 10 December, Human Rights Day) are a chance to mobilize and raise awareness and Aga Khan University is hosting this initiative with a programme on December 3, 2014.
EVENT: International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women
DATE: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
TIME: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Local (Karachi) Time
VENUE: The Aga Khan University (AKU), Stadium Road, Karachi, Pakistan – AKU Auditorium
- 16 days of Activism – Aurat Foundation
- AKU’s current engagements and future directions around Violence against Women (VAW)
- Socio-political dimensions of VAW – Irtiqa Institute of Social Sciences
- Music and Poetry
- Dance Performance – Sheema Kermani, Tehrik-e-Niswan
Aga Khan University, Stadium Road, Karachi
Direct: 021 3486 4578/4584
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The Beijing promise
At the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women, UN Member States adopted the path-breaking Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, taking up the global call to end all forms of violence against women and girls by highlighting violence against women as one of 12 critical areas of concern. They recognized that violence is one of the main mechanisms denying women equality, and that it imposes high social, health and economic costs.
Since Beijing, an historic two-thirds of countries have put laws on the books to stop domestic violence. Advocacy campaigns around the world have heightened awareness and galvanized actions to stop violence. Yet gaps in laws, implementation of legal protection and essential services remain. Momentum has begun, but needs to rapidly accelerate. This year is the 20th anniversary of the Beijing promise.