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Put an end to gender-based violence

Published:Friday | November 27, 2020 | 12:06 AM

THE EDITOR, Madam:

It is painful and disturbing that some families’ still experience gender-based violence up to this day because of the broken fabric of family units and households.

A lot of women in poor countries and even developed countries experience horrendous violence perpetrated by their partners or husbands. Such acts of violence which wither happiness and joy within families should be eradicated and those people who instigate gender-based violence should be severely punished.

Women have lost their lives because of gender violence. Domestic violence should be taken seriously by the state and the law should be enforced thoroughly; circumstances and episodes which inflict harm and psychological trauma to women who experience domestic violence should be examined and addressed.

Poor countries should also be given support to help them tackle gender-based violence. Sexual violence of women and girls should also be eradicated and women and children who experience such awful harm should be encouraged to report.

The world should unite and call for an end to gender-based violence within family households and societies.

HANDSEN C HIKOWORE

Stockwell, United Kingdom

hchikowore@hotmail.com