Int’l Day to counter sex­ual abuse

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION - SANA KHAN

The United Na­tions has de­clared 19th June as the Elim­i­na­tion of Sex­ual Vi­o­lence Day, to high­light abuses and vi­o­lence per­pe­trated to women. Un­for­tu­nately the Day is to­tally mis­used and vi­o­lence against women re­mains en­demic, de­spite the en­tire world’s ad­vance tech­nol­ogy, science, so­ci­ety and eco­nomic. One out of three women around the world is be­ing the vic­tim of gen­der-based vi­o­lence, do­mes­tic vi­o­lence, sex­ual as­sault and rape, sex­ual ha­rass­ment, hon­our killing and many oth­ers.

These crimes are tak­ing place in mil­lion homes, work­places, streets, vil­lages and cities in ev­ery part of the globe. It is called the worst crime against hu­man­ity, hap­pen­ing across the na­tions, cul­tures, classes and re­li­gions. The UN has to­tally failed to con­trol such cases. For it, UN needs to raise aware­ness to elim­i­nate sex­ual abuse and do­mes­tic vi­o­lence. — Via email

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