Author: Audrey Friggieri

On June 19, 2015, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed June 19 of each year the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. The aim is to raise awareness of the need to put an end to conflict-related sexual violence, to honour the victims and survivors of sexual violence around the world and to pay tribute to all those who have courageously devoted their lives to and lost their lives in standing up for the eradication of these crimes. The term “conflict-related sexual violence” refers to rape, sexual slavery, forced prostitution, forced pregnancy, forced abortion, enforced sterilisation,…

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On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and on all days of the year, safeguarding our elders, and striving to eradicate any kind of abuse and violence against older persons, especially older women, is a priority of any loving society. Globally, various disadvantages grounded in traditional gender roles, economic disparities and barriers to health and mental health services have been found to shape the ageing process of women and make older women more vulnerable to violence and abuse than their male counterparts (Choi et al. 2017). The commission on gender-based violence and domestic violence wants to raise awareness about the fact…

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