I rarely use this blog for anything other than Second Life news and fashion, but every so often something of vital importance pierces my heart and if my one voice makes a small difference, then that's a difference I want to make.
Today, November 25, is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
“In every country, women and girls suffer from widespread and multiple forms of violence. It takes place in the home, on the streets, in schools, the workplace, during conflict and in time of peace. It manifests itself in its most prevalent forms of domestic and sexual violence. But it also takes the forms of female infanticide in the preference for boys, child marriage, female genital mutilation, “honour” killings and other forms of feminicide.
This violence prevents women and girls around the world to live in dignity, violates their fundamental human rights and impedes them from achieving their full potential. It is one of the most potent obstacles to the advancement of women, has social and economic costs and seriously jeopardizes the progress and prosperity of the world.”
Quote from www.ipu.org