Week 47 of 2017

week 47Artwork of the week: Hear no Evil by Mercy Moyo, A part of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe permanent collection

This week National Gallery of Zimbabwe celebrates the International Day For the Elimination of Violence against Women

Mercy Moyo’s artwork depicts women gossiping about another woman sadly standing at the back. Women in this day and age suffer from emotional physical and sexual abuse. However several laws have been levied against the abuse of women. Hear no evil is an encouragement to women not to listen to negative speech by people who try to perpetuate the cycle of violence.

The theme of the campaign for 2017 is “Leave no one behind and end violence against girls and women” This theme reinforces the UNITE Campaign’s commitment to a world free from violence against all women and girls around the world, while reaching the most underserved and marginalized, including refugees, migrants, minorities, indigenous peoples, and populations affected by conflict and natural disasters, amongst others, first. Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today. Gender inequality persists worldwide. Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls will require more vigorous efforts, including legal frameworks, to counter deeply rooted gender-based discrimination that often results from patriarchal attitudes and related social norms, as stated by the UN Secretary-General, in his latest report on progress towards the Sustainable development goals.

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