domingo, abril 20, 2008


UNIFEM is the women’s fund at the United Nations. It provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programmes and strategies to foster women’s empowerment and gender equality.

Facts & Figures on Violence Against Women
Violence against women and girls is a problem of pandemic proportions. At least one out of every three women around the world has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime — with the abuser usually someone known to her [1]. Perhaps the most pervasive human rights violation that we know today, it devastates lives, fractures communities, and stalls development.

Statistics paint a horrifying picture of the social and health consequences of violence against women. For women aged 15 to 44 years, violence is a major cause of death and disability [2].

In a 1994 study based on World Bank data about ten selected risk factors facing women in this age group, rape and domestic violence rated higher than cancer, motor vehicle accidents, war and malaria [3]. Moreover, several studies have revealed increasing links between violence against women and HIV/AIDS. Women who have experienced violence are at a higher risk of HIV infection: a survey among 1,366 South African women showed that women who were beaten by their partners were 48 percent more likely to be infected with HIV than those who were not [4].

The economic cost of violence against women is considerable — a 2003 report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that the costs of intimate partner violence in the United States alone exceed US$5.8 billion per year: US$4.1 billion are for direct medical and health care services, while productivity losses account for nearly US$1.8 billion [
5]. Violence against women impoverishes individuals, families and communities, reducing the economic development of each nation [6].
Women on the Frontline Series – Brochure
It threatens the lives of more young women than cancer, malaria or war. It affects one in three women worldwide and leaves them mentally scarred for life. It is usually inflicted by a family member.
“It” is violence against women and girls.
This brochure introduces a new documentary series, Women on the Frontline, presented by Annie Lennox, that shines a light on violence against women and girls. The series takes the front to homes, villages, and cities of our world where a largely unreported war against females is being waged.
The series is being broadcast first on BBC World for seven weeks starting 18 April 2008, 19:30 GMT.

Consult the broadcast schedules on and BBC World.

2 comentários:

Anónimo disse...

Pura coincidência!!! O caminho faz-se caminhando! É uma frase feita e esbatida. A aceitação do título pelo blogger não o restringiu e como tal também os conteúdos tratados são diferentes. Julgo que os mal-entendidos estão desfeitos. Há reticências(...) que às vezes fazem a diferença no registo dos blogues. De qualquer forma aceite as minhas desculpas, a bem da blogosfera!

LenaLorosae disse...

Desculpas aceites!
Concordo com seu ponto de vista.

A propósito, o seu artigo onde inseri o comentário está excelente!

Volte sempre.