Stop Violence Against Women

From Fear to Freedom: Ending Violence Against Women

 

Worldwide, at least one in three women are victims of violence. It is the most pervasive human rights violation on earth -- present in every country, every culture, every religion, every class.

But around the globe, women are joining forces and speaking out, advocating for new laws, and developing successful strategies to eradicate gender-based violence. The challenges are many. But the mission is clear: bring an end to the culture of violence and forge a new path to a culture of peace and human rights for all.

In WLP’s film, From Fear to Freedom: Ending Violence Against Women, leading experts and activists from across the globe discuss the root causes of gender-based violence, share strategies to combat it, and provide inspiring accounts of the important milestones already achieved through the international women’s movement.

Film runs 35 minutes

WLP's 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence.

December 10, 2012

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Each year activists, youth, local and international organizations, and governmental officials committed to eliminating violence against women participate in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. This annual campaign commences on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and lasts through December 10, International Human Rights Day.

As part of WLP’s 2012 campaign activities, we held the online premieres of our Arabic, French, and Spanish subtitled-editions of the documentary, From Fear to Freedom: Ending Violence Against Women. In WLP’s film, released in 2012, leading experts and activists from across the globe discuss the root causes of gender-based violence (GBV), share strategies to combat it, and provide inspiring accounts of the important milestones already achieved through the international women’s movement.

Eliminating Violence Against Women

  Worldwide, at least one in three women are victims of violence. It is the most pervasive human rights violation on earth - present in every country, every culture, every religion, every class.

Violence against women and girls is both a global and local societal ill—global because its perpetrators and victims are in every corner of the world, and local because its forms differ from one place to the next depending on specific cultural, political and socio-economic circumstances.

Whatever the form of abuse (domestic violence, violence in conflict situations, etc.) and the analysis of its causes, the defining feature of this violence is the perpetrators’ goal of controlling women and girls. This control entails the imposition of certain gender roles on females, restrictions on women’s and girls’ physical movements and even efforts to own their bodies as property. Although the perpetrators of this violence are generally men, women may be complicit in sustaining and fortifying male dominance in all aspects of life.

Films

WLP creates films in multiple languages about current women’s right topics that are used in its workshops and online training, and by other community-based organizations in their programming. 

New French Subtitled Film: De la peur à la liberté :en finir avec la violence à l’encontre des femmes / From Fear to Freedom: Ending Violence Against Women

December 7, 2012

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New Arabic Subtitled-film: From Fear to Freedom: Ending Violence Against / القضاء على العنف ضد المرأة:من الخوف إلى الحرية

December 5, 2012

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امرأة واحدة على الأقل من أصل ثلاث نساء في العالم تقع ضحية العنف، و يعد ذلك أحد أسوأ أشكال الانتهاك لحقوق الإنسان على وجه الأرض -– وهو حاضر في كل بلد وثقافة وديانة وطبقة اجتماعية.

Nueva película subtitulada en español -- "Del temor a la libertad: El fin de la violencia contra las mujeres" / "From Fear to Freedom" with Spanish Subtitles Now Available

December 4, 2012

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WLP Statement to the 57th Commission on the Status of Women (Arabic) - بيان لجنة وضع المرأة

November 26, 2012

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إن الموضوع الرئيسي للجنة وضع المرأة للدورة السابعة والخمسين هو العنف ضد المرأة. نحن، في "شراكة تعلم المرأة"، نؤمن بأهمية هذا الموضوع في هذا الوقت خاصة في ظل الثورات التي جرت مؤخراً والتحولات الجارية في مناطق من العالم لا تزال النساء فيها غير حاصلات على حقوقهن.*

 

 

WLP Statement to the 57th Commission on the Status of Women

November 26, 2012

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Breaking Barriers to Advance Gender-Just Peace: WLP Co-convenes Women Peacemakers at the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

November 14, 2012

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