"Violence against women is a serious human rights abuse that needs to be eliminated through coordinated efforts", said Sadiq in his message on the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women, falling on November 25. The Solidarity Party says it is highly critical of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation intervention in the country and its impact on women's rights.
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (EVAW) was celebrated on Saturday in the capital of northern Balkh province, where more than 400 cases of crimes against the gender were recorded this year. "It is scandalous that sexual assault, sexual harassment and other forms of violence are not only tolerated at work, but in some cases used as a means to subjugate women in the interests of the corporate bottom line".
According to womenhomicide.com data, 260 women were murdered by their male partners, husbands or family members previous year across Turkey.
In December 1993, the United Nations adopted the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Violence against women is the most extreme form of discrimination.
In the United States, more than one in four women in Washington DC reported experiencing sexual harassment on public transportation, 65 percent of women in the USA testified that they experienced harassment of some kind on the street, and 23 percent testified that they had experienced sexual harassment in the street.
Research also shows that achieving gender equality helps in preventing conflict, and high rates of violence against women correlate with outbreaks of conflict.
According to the UN's publication, violence against women is a widespread phenomenon that exists in every society and culture across the globe.
The UN in Afghanistan has called for united action by all Afghans to end violence against women and girls.
The research, released Friday, said violence against health-care workers is pervasive within the walls of hospitals across Ontario. UNiTE is another initiative that seeks to end violence against women.
He said: "For Afghan women to achieve their full potential and their huge capacity in development, in peace and in security, the violations of the rights of women and girls, particularly through violence, must cease". Organize events on streets, schools and landmarks!