International day of the elimination of violence against women [fr]
The French Embassy is very much commited to addressing the issue of gender equality and has a special focus today on the International day of the elimination of violence against women (25th November 2014).
In this regard, this year’s “Beaujolais Nouveau” organized by the Embassy at the Alliance Française on Thursday, 27th November 2014, will benefit to the Kagisano women’s shelter in Gaborone, as all funds raised and proceeds of the tickets and wine sales will be given to this organization.
35% of women and girls worldwide have experienced some form of physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime. Violence against women and girls has its roots in gender-based discrimination and gender stereotypes.
Raising awareness about the origin and the extent of gender-based violence is essential to an effective prevention.
Useful links: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women - www.un.org
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women - www.unwomen.org