"Girls are left more vulnerable in situations of violence and exploitation when their views are overlooked".
Violence against women is the most extreme form of discrimination.
According to womenhomicide.com data, 260 women were murdered by their male partners, husbands or family members past year across Turkey. One of the major challenges is a lack of funds.
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, marked every year by the United Nations on 25 November, represents the start of the global campaign on 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.
"I look forward to the day when November 25 will be celebrated for the elimination of violence against mothers, sisters, grandmothers, and all women and girls, but there are actions we can take right now to move in this direction", said National Chief Bellegarde. Iconic buildings will be lit up in orange to galvanize attention during the campaign.
Legarda, author of various laws on the protection of women, said the fight to stop abuse against women and children is far from over.
Yet despite its pervasiveness, violence against women is not inevitable - and it is preventable. It affects whole families, communities, and societies.
This year's 16 Days theme, 'Leave No One Behind, ' reflects the importance of the UN's 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, which commits to eliminating all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres.
Protesters were pleased by the large turnout, calling for an end to gender-based violence both in Chile and around the world, Efe news reported.
"It becomes just a part of life", said Mlambo-Ngcuka. Frameworks that include a specific target for ending violence against women and girls, offer huge promise but must be adequately funded in order to bring real and significant changes in the lives of women and girls. She also mentioned the #MeToo movement, which has exposed how men in authority can become serial perpetrator, and the men's rise to positions of power does not always mean they respect those they are responsible for leading. It also exposed how frightening it is for young women and young men to come to the front to expose those predators, because there is always the chance that they will not be believed.
It also coincides with the trial in Spain of five men accused of gang raping a woman, who was then 18, in July 2016 during the famed Pamplona bull-running festival, a case that has shocked the country.