International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women in China

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United Nations General Assembly marked November 25 as “International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women”, a day to combat and raise awareness of violence against women more broadly; on December 17, 1999, the date received its official United Nation (UN) resolution.

Domestic violence in China

All over the world were created activities or sent messages, showing photographs and graphics to raise awareness on public opinion about this very serious problem. Chinese media 163.com published a series of images shot with some Chinese university students. The gallery is a comparison between an unhappy life of domestic violence and a normal life. 163.com reports that China, March 1, 2016, has promulgated a first “anti-domestic violence law” caused by “family” or “state”. Worldwide, 7 out of every 10 women, are victims and have been beaten, abused, or raped. Violence against women is very common in China and is culturally tolerated. The significant disparity of rights of Chinese women, thus brought to the Chinese Government and civil society organizations to recognize the negative impact of domestic violence, creating prevention campaigns in this regard, because it is a serious problem to solve with urgency. Eliminate domestic violence is a chance to avoid episodes that surely can end with the death of many women. IQilu network posted a photo shoots with important simple questions and messages to help young men to learn to respect their partners.

"Give her a sweet hug!"
“Give her a sweet hug!”
"Stop your hand and don't hurt your wife, the mother of your children!”
“Stop your hand and don’t hurt your wife, the mother of your children!”
"Take care of her and love her instead of turning her in the reason of your outburst"
“Take care of her and love her instead of turning her in the reason of your outburst”
"Don't let her fear you because of violence"
“Don’t let her fear you because of violence”
"Violence is not the solution to the problem"
“Violence is not the solution to the problem”
"Think about what your families will pay, due to a negative pulse."
“Think about what your families will pay, due to a negative pulse.”

Source: 163.com, Qilu Network reporter
Photos: Qilu Network reporter, Lin Yi, Sun Qi

 


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