International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women - “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence”
Report by Sudan Radio Service, Wednesday, 25 November 2009:
(Juba) - The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women was marked in Juba on Wednesday by the launch of an awareness campaign.Sudan Radio Service's website at http://www.sudanradio.org/news.php is being redesigned and will be back online very soon.
The Under-secretary in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Dr Julia Aker, has urged the police to look into cases of violence against women.
Dr. Aker was speaking in Juba during the third commemoration of an event called “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence”:
[Dr Julia Aker]: “I call upon our law enforcement agencies to ensure that when women come to the police station and report violence, please do support them because I know our society does not take them seriously; they just say - “Oh, this woman has been beaten and raped in Kongokongo, never mind, we'll put her in the corner!".”
The theme of this year’s event is, ‘Change Begins At Home - Stop Violence Against Women'.