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There was national horror after the death of Sarah Everard says @steffingtonheg She is upset it was at the hands of a serving police officer, someone she was told was a trusted person as a child. Violence against women and girls has increased #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
The affects of abuse last for years says @steffingtonheg It can result in death. Today there are reports a 19-year-old woman was killed by a 23-year-old man. #Brighton and #Hove has a commitment to White Ribbon UK and supported the #16daysofactivism2021 #LDreporter
White Ribbon accreditation requires the community to work together to educate men and boys. @steffingtonheg asks the council to support the process #LDreporter #Brighton #Hove
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The focus of #16DaysofActivism2021 to End Gender-Based Violence is femicide: the killing of a woman or a girl by a man because of her gender, sometimes also used to refer to the epidemic of women killed by men in intimate settings……
If terrorism means politically-motivated violence intended to scare us into changing the way we behave, then surely femicide is terrorism. Patriarchy is the ideology; cis men are the terrorists.

Unless we impose on societal consciousness just how quotidian violence against women is and how it is ordinary men who commit it, it will continue to benefit ordinary men. It does.

Say it. Violence against women is everyday; ordinary men commit it.
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Let's talk about some activists who have led movements against Gender-based Violence.

#16DaysofActivism2021 #OrangeTheWorld

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1. Akosua Agyepong — Ghana

She runs Pearls Safe Haven, a home for survivors of domestic violence in Ghana.

"I want a world where girls can live freely without having to work twice as hard, be extra cautious, or be twice as modest and humble just to survive." — Akosua
2. Matthew Chukwudi Nwozaku from Nigeria

Matthew @Blaise_21 places LGBTQI+ [Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex] girls and women at the forefront of his activism by calling for the eradication of GBV and the fetishization of queer women in Nigeria.
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Day 2

Please Read the findings below from a survey by National Judicial Academy

For GBV survivors who are less educated, poor, & marginalized what will be the entry point to seek justice even TODAY?

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Is there an UNDER-REPORTING with only around 12% of #VAW Issues reported in the MEDIA?

What kind of Structural constraints play a role in COVERAGE or PRIORITY SETTING of issues around #GBV or #VAW or #VAWC in the Media?

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In a situation with predominance of men in the police system (NWC 2017 Report-94% police men) & steep power gradient due to #gender roles in #Nepal

Can mediation by the police perpetuate the culture of impunity & reinforce women’s vulnerability?

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