Guterres said – every 11 minutes a woman or girl is killed by her life partner or family members.
This statement by Guterres comes at a time when the country is rocked by the heinous murder of Shraddha Walkar.
António Guterres called on governments to increase funding for women’s rights organizations by 50%.
New York. In a message on the occasion of the “International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women”, celebrated each year on November 25, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, declared that violence against women and girls is the biggest human rights violation in the world. He said that every 11 minutes a woman or girl is killed by her partner or a family member. This statement by Guterres came at a time when the country was rocked by the horrific murder and dismemberment of a young woman by her partner at Mehrauli in Delhi.
According to a report from The Times of India, António Guterres also called on governments to increase funding for women’s rights organizations and movements by 50% by 2026. The UN Secretary General warned that more Other stressors, from the COVID-19 pandemic to economic upheaval, inevitably lead to more physical and verbal violence against women. Along with this, women and girls face widespread online violence in many ways, such as hate speech, sexual harassment, misuse of photos, she said.
António Guterres said that half of humanity must pay a heavy price for this discrimination, violence and abuse. It limits the participation of women and girls in all spheres of life, deprives them of their fundamental rights and freedoms. At the same time, it hampers the economic recovery and sustainable development of women that the world needs. He said, “I call on governments to increase the fund for women’s rights organizations and movements by 50% by 2026.”
UN chief Antonio Guterres arrives in Mumbai, will pay tribute to the martyrs of the 26/11 attack and will also visit Gujarat
Significantly, a recent UN report titled “Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: Gender Snapshot 2022” stated that domestic violence remains a serious problem. The report shows that globally, more than 1 in 10 women and girls aged 15-49 have experienced sexual and/or physical violence from an intimate partner in the past year elapsed.
Tags: Antonio Guterres, Threat to human rights, The United Nations, Violence against women
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