Tuesday, December 5, 2017

End violence against women and children

The prevention of domestic violence and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is recognised internationally as a human rights concern. Myriad annals of history attest that women and children are often the last ones to be given equal legal protection from discrimination and violence – a protection that the rest of society take for granted.

It is extraordinary that children, whose developmental state make them particularly vulnerable to physical and psychological harm, suffer from less protection against assaults on their fragile bodies and minds.

Children and young people are not and must not be taken as objects – they are right-holders that should be listened to and given the opportunity of shaping their own future. Sweden is a living testimony that protecting and investing in... Read More