Presentation on theme: "National Security, Barrier ?. Recently.. Human rights violations and women Among the dilemmas the British public is facing, poverty that’s internationally."— Presentation transcript:
Human rights violations and women Among the dilemmas the British public is facing, poverty that’s internationally recognized as a human rights violation - consequence of the government’s policy adopted, What does this mean for women who are forced into poverty in the UK? Brief answer: poverty is directly involved with certain harms such as rape, domestic violence, trafficking, forced marriage and gender-based discrimination.
What’s threatening women - Average hourly earnings for women working full- time are 18% lower than for men working full-time in the UK. for women working part- time, hourly earnings are 40% Less contribution and full participation in the government / parliament.
Facts threatening women Domestic violence is a human rights issue one of many forms of violence against women – including rape and sexual violence, sexual harassment – that constitute a violation of the most fundamental human rights in the UK. Violence against women shall be understood to encompass, but not be limited to, the following: a) Physical, sexual and psychological violence occurring in the family, including battering, sexual abuse of female children in the household, dowry- related violence, marital rape, female genital mutilation and other traditional practices harmful to women, non-spousal violence and violence related to exploitation.
Facts threatening women (b) Physical, sexual and psychological violence occurring within the general community, including rape, sexual abuse, sexual harassment and intimidation at work, in educational institutions and elsewhere, trafficking in women and forced prostitution…
The role of Institutions to eliminate those threats/ violations :
The Role of The government approach to ending violence against women and girls involves a number of actions, including: allocating and protecting nearly £40 million of funding until 2015 for specialist local support services and national helplines ensuring victims of sexual violence have access to specialist support, by part-funding 87 independent sexual violence advisers and pledging £1.2 million for 3 years from 2012 to improve services for young people suffering sexual violence in major urban areassexual violence piloting an ‘Ugly Mugs’ scheme to help protect sex workers from violent and abusive clients introducing new legislation to make forced marriage a criminal offence in England and Wales piloting a domestic violence disclosure scheme where individuals have a right to ask about any violence in a partner’s past, funding independent domestic violence advisers and providing guidance for practitioners on conducting domestic homicide reviews widening the definition of domestic violence and abuse following a public consultation, to include coercive control and to cover 16 and 17 year oldsdomestic violence publishing a pocket sized statement opposing female genital mutilation for girls and women to carry when abroad, explaining the law and potential criminal penalties.female genital mutilation
II running the ‘This is abuse’campaign to prevent teenagers from becoming victims and perpetrators of violence, abuse, controlling behaviour and sexual abuse‘This is abuse’campaign providing protection for victims of stalking by introducing 2 new specific criminal offences, along with additional related police search powers and training for police and prosecutorsstalking signing the Council of Europe’s convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence - the Istanbul Convention- on 8 June 2012Istanbul Convention ensuring lessons are learnt from historical child abuse and other child sexual exploitation cases and improving the police, and wider agencies and systems’ response to dealing with sexual violence against vulnerable people piloting and evaluating Domestic Violence Protection Orders, which can stop a perpetrator re-entering the home and give victims space to get support