Gender-based violence is part of the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) which falls under gender equality (goal number 5).
Gender-based violence will remain an unchallenged issue because so far there is no point where it shows that it’s under control. Some of the gender-based violence such as female genital, mutilation and cyber violence is happening worldwide.
Some of the violence such as passion killings of women and children in African countries such as Namibia show that passion killings of women and child violence have now replaced war. In Namibia so far, nearly half the number of people killed is caused by gender-based violence compared to the number of people who were killed during the war.
Some of the records on the institute of the gender-based website show that between 2014-2016, nearly 35% of worldwide women have gone through non-partner sexual violence and 7-9% were the victims of sexual assault by different people other than partners. The cause of such violence is recorded as poverty and alcohol/drug abuse.
Non-governmental organization in all countries has been trying to carry out all kinds of support which is too costly if individuals are not changing their attitude of living with their partners or children. It’s also indicated that in 2018 the World Bank spent over 100 million in one of the African country, which has been leading in the number of gender-based violence activities.
All kinds of gender-based violence must come to an end, let us all change our attitude. Let us beat as one for the same change and become gender-based violence-free.
By Matt MK
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