There are several forms of violence; physical, sexual and psychological.
1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence, mostly by an intimate partner.
In 2012, 1 in 2 women killed worldwide were killed by their partners or family. Only 1 out of 20 of all men killed were killed in such circumstances.
2/3 of all countries have outlawed domestic violence. Only 52 countries have explicitly criminalized rape within marriage. 2.6 billion women and girls live in countries where marital rape is not explicitly criminalized.
What is sexual violence? It’s any sexual act, attempt to obtain a sexual act, unwanted sexual comments or advances against a person’s sexuality using coercion, by any person regardless of their relationship to the victim, in any setting.
Sexual violent acts can take place in different circumstances and settings: – Rape (within marriage & relationships, by strangers, and during armed conflict) – Unwanted sexual advances or sexual harassment, including demanding sex in return for favors – Sexual abuse of children – Forced marriage or cohabitation, including child marriage.
In some countries, up to one-third of adolescent girls report their fist sexual experience as being forced In the EU, 45% to 55% of women have experienced sexual harassment since the age of 15.
What is human trafficking? It’s the acquisition and exploitation of people through means, such as force, fraud or deception. The practice ensnares millions of women and girls into modern-day slavery, many of whom are sexually exploited. 4.5 million people are victims of forced sexual exploitation 98% of them are women and girls.
What is female genital mutilation (FGM)? FGM includes procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. Beyond extreme physical and psychological pain, the practice carries many health risks, including death. 133 million girls and women alive today have undergone FGM in the 29 countries in Africa & the Middle East where the practice is more common. Overall, the chance that a girl will be cut today is about one-third lower than it was 30 years ago.
Child marriage – what’s the impact of it? It usally means an end to girl’s education, vocation and her right to make life choices. Research confirms that girls who marry in childhood are at greater risk of intimate partern violence than girls of the same age who marry later. 700 million women alive today were married before 18 – more than one-third were married before 15 Poor girls are 2.5 times more likely to marry in childhood than wealthy ones.
#TakeAction to end violence against women!
25th of Nov. is the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women. This campaign film is meant to raise awareness of the ongoing violence against women across the world. Please use the #taställning (take action) to show your support.
Producer, Cinematographer, Writer and Director: Begonia Randhav is a 22 year old Law School student from Stockholm, Sweden, and a One Young World Ambassador. She is the former Millennium Development Goals Ambassador for the United Nations’s Association of Sweden. Begonia is also an actress and filmmaker, who write and direct films that are norm critical and connected to global current affairs and her fight for human rights.
MUA: Frida Thell
Sound Effects/Light/Editing: Robin Randhav & Ernesto Randhav
Runner: Akasya Randhav
Music cover by Chase Holfelder
More information at www.begonias.blogg.se