Violence

Violence against women and girls is a global pandemic that is a human rights and public health issue as well as a major cause of death and disability. The prevalence of violence transcends boundaries of race, class, culture, social status and religion. UNIFEM estimates that six out of every ten women will experience some form of physical or sexual abuse in her lifetime. Violations can occur at home, in the workplace or in public. Of rising concern is the systematic use of rape and sexual assault as weapons of armed conflict, terror and intimidation. One of the most common forms of violence against women is intimate partner violence. There are also variations in the types of violence against women which include but are not limited to: human trafficking, dating violence, sexual assault, emotional and verbal abuse, and customary practices such as female genital mutilation and so-called “honor killings” and other forms of femicide. Re:Gender and its network members are working along with international partners to raise awareness about efforts to reduce and eliminate the scourge of violence.

Preventing Violence, Promoting Justice

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10/10/2011 - 10/11/2011

October 10th and 11th 2011, NYU Kimmel Center

For the first time in Sakhi for South Asian Women's 20-plus years, we will be hosting a game-changing conference for social justice leaders.

More than "anti-violence", we are coming together to talk about what we are for: social justice in all of our communities.

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Preventing Violence, Promoting Justice will provide the opportunity to explore and mobilize around the intersections between domestic violence, immigration, economic justice, health and other related movements for social justice between current frameworks, and toward building a movement rooted in our community values.

Preventing Violence, Promoting Justice

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10/10/2011 - 10/11/2011

 

We are pleased to announce that we have opened registration for our first ever Summit in 20-plus years! Limited Time Early Bird Rate ends September 12, 2011We are looking forward to seeing you at this historical event, October 10th and 11th, 2011 in New York City.  Learn more.

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