Huffington Post: The Tyranny of Violence Against Women and Girls: 16 Days of Activism



According to the 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey of Kenya, 4 out of every 10 Kenyan women undergo some form of violence, whether physical or sexual. This figure is staggering and should compel us to pause and reflect.
This year's 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence once again gives us a chance to contemplate a phenomenon that may be as insidious as a woman getting thrown down the stairs by her husband within the home to the horrors that take place in conflict zones when soldiers/militias run amok and go on a savage raping spree.
The Pope said that violence against women needs to be dealt with. He said at a Mass at the University of Nairobi on Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 that, "In obedience to God's word, we are called to resist practices which hurt or demean women and threaten the life of the unborn."
This year's theme - 'From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World' - focuses on a factor that has not been spoken about loudly enough: that violence is often a learned behavior and therefore we need to change attitudes in the home.

My take:


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/siddharth-chatterjee/the-tyranny-of-violence-a_b_8755594.html

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