Alkoholpolitik und Volksgesundheit

Marginalized in the headlines, major in society

Freitag 26. November 2010 von htm

Violence against women is huge problem in European lives.
November 25th was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and we have read several
press releases from different civil society organization. Yesterday. Many organizations, not least the United
Nations, have tried over the years to raise awareness about the problem that violence against women creates
for societies. After all already in 1999 did the General Assembly of the UN designate the 25th of November to
be this special day.
“Also many of our members have used this day over the years to raise awareness,” says Andrea Lavesson, the
President of Active – sobriety, friendship and peace. “However, we have to be honest and face the fact that violence
against women doesn’t make it into the headlines. Individual cases might make it into tabloids but media
coverage of this paramount societal problem is non-existent.”
As a matter of fact, almost 25% of all women in Europe have experienced physical violence at least once during
their adult lives. More than one-tenth of European girls and women have suffered sexual abuse. … (Source: violenceagainst womenPRESS RELEASE
Press contact: Maik Duennbier, alcoholpolicy@activeeurope.org, 26th of November 2010)

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