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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

CHW is proud to be a a strong supporter together with World WIZO as they lead the fight against domestic violence, both in Israel and around the world.

This week, on Sunday, November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women was globally recognized.

To bring awareness to this day, World WIZO held a conference in Tel Aviv, Israel. The focus of the conference was on the aggressor; the treatment and therapy that can be offered to help make a positive change.

In World WIZO’s effort to “shine a light” on men and the role they play in the cycle of violence, World WIZO produced an excellent film. This film draws attention to the need to look at the men perpetrating the violence and help to put a stop to it now. The actor in the film is the well-known Israeli actor, Lior Ashkenazi.

Men caught up in the cycle of violence

This year, to mark the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women, WIZO shines a spotlight on the vital issue of men caught up in the cycle of violence. The campaign was led by award-winning Israeli actor Lior Ashkenazi. Please share this important message.

Posted by World WIZO on Sunday, November 25, 2018

Along with this film, World WIZO announced staggering facts from 2017: 22 women were killed by domestic violence, 200,000 women were victims of domestic violence, and a total of 192 women have been murdered in the last decade due to domestic violence. 

As the UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on this day, “Not until the half of our population represented by women and girls can live free from fear, violence and everyday insecurity, can we truly say we live in a fair and equal world,” CHW, together with World WIZO, remain dedicated to making a change as we help women and children who are victims of domestic violence. 

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To read the original article from World WIZO, click here.

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