"Millions of women and girls around the world are assaulted, beaten, raped, mutilated or even murdered in what constitutes appalling violations of their human rights. [...] We must fundamentally challenge the culture of discrimination that allows violence to continue. On this International Day, I call on all governments to make good on their pledges to end all forms of violence against women and girls in all parts of the world, and I urge all people to support this important goal."
|Memorial for Kurdish women victims of honor killings|
|Children were also speaking out against violence|
|Women and men stopped traffic on Suleimaniya's Main Street to demand the end of women killing and freedom and respect for women. November 25th, 2012|
|My voice counts, stop killing women in Kurdistan. |
Photo by Johanna Rivera, People Development Association, Suleimaniya, Iraqi Kurdistan
|A baby holding a picture of Mamosta Sakar, murdered by her father in the village of Sarkapkan on Feb. 5th 2012|
Photo by Johanna Rivera, People Development Association, Suleimaniya, Iraqi-Kurdistan
Women rights organizations that organized this event are part of Zhiyan Group, a group that was formed in August 2012 with more than 60 organizations that are advocating against honor killing in Kurdistan.
|From peace at home to peace in the society|
|Bahar Munzir, reading the press release about the activities in the International Day to End Violence Against Women. The activities will be running for 16 days.|