Saturday, November 21, 2009

Blog for Your Mother

Add your voice to raise awareness on violence against women by making a commitment to blog on November 25, the United Nation‘s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women kicks off 16 Days of Activism, spearheaded by Rutger’s University Center for Women’s Global Leadership and the UNFPA, to raise awareness and promote activism in ending gender violence.

The 16 Days campaign begun with CWGL as a statement in linking November 25 with International Human Rights Day on December 10 in order to drive home the message that violence against women is a global human rights issue.

The UNFPA identifies 16 forms of gender violence:
1 - Sexual violence as a weapon of war
2 - Prenatal gender selection
3 - Female genital mutilation
4 - Date rape
5 - Bride Burning or other dowry-related violence
6 - Child marriage
7 - Human trafficking
8 - Domestic violence
9 - Crimes committed in the name of passion or honor
10 - Abduction of children and adolescent girls during war or combat
11 - Bride kidnapping
12 - Sexual harassment at work
13 - Physical or emotional violence by an intimate partner
14 - Exploitation of domestic workers
15 - Femicide
16 - Forced sterilization and other coercive reproductive practices

On November 25, join the Blogger’s Unite community in speaking out about violence perpetrated on our mothers, sisters, daughters, friends and global neighbors. Take a stand by making a commitment to post a blog entry on one of the many forms of violence against women.

More details on the blogging event are available at the Bloggers Unite website.

Rutgers University Center for Global Women’s Leadership - 16 Days of Activism
UNFPA - 16 Days of Activism

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