ONE (SINGAPORE) examines the links between Poverty and Violence Against Women.
As many as 7 in 10 women will be abused, beaten, mutilated or raped in their lifetimes.
“Gender-based violence is a means by which inequalities between men and women are perpetuated throughout the world,” notes Helen Clark of the UN Development Programme (UNDP).
Violence or the fear of violence can prevent women from insisting on safe sex, making them more vulnerable to contracting HIV. And in addition to the immediate physical and mental health consequences, gender violence has a long-term impact on women’s and girls’ education, employment, economic status and political participation.
“It is essential to address (gender violence) if we are to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and accelerate development progress more broadly,” Clark adds.
Poverty breeds Gender Violence. And Gender Violence leads to Poverty. But neither is inevitable.
Join ONE (SINGAPORE), Marina Mahathir, Trina Liang-Lin of UN Women Singapore and grassroots social worker Azrahayu Ahmad Afandi for a frank and open discussion about the facts, the causes and what we can do to create The World We Want. The panel discussion will be moderated by Ms. Hani Mohamed, President of ONE (SINGAPORE).
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