Nonviolence Publishes Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Coinciding with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25, Nonviolence Incorporation published a statement that reads as follows:

Violence is the most reprehensible and hated tool, which is mostly used to achieve illegitimate goals, when opportunities for reason and dialogue are ignored. Given this history, the divine religions and social life have created sets of rules to restrain the use of violence. Women have faced discrimination and violence in the entire history of humanity, mostly because of their different physiological and emotional status, which were interpreted as weaknesses in the long run of history. It should be noted that women and children have been targeted by unlimited violence and discrimination in conflict areas and warzones. Despite extensive humanitarian efforts to prevent discrimination and violence against women in war and non-war zones, the statistics show that this phenomenon is on the rise. Physical assault, sexual exploitation and slavery, organ trafficking, and such heinous and reprehensible crimes against women have challenged the international community in the absence of deterrent laws, tools, and practical solutions. In this regard, it is even more painful that some authoritarian regimes have shown that they have no limits in suppressing the women, especially activists in the field of human rights and members of the press. Cases of violence against women is rampant mostly in the Middle East, which is the scene of political unrest and armed conflicts. Therefore, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Nonviolence Incorporation calls on the international community to join and end this heinous and reprehensible phenomenon. This human rights foundation also urges all governments to expose the perpetrators of violence against women, so that those who incite and promote these crimes will be brought to justice.