This week’s edition of 50-50 is the concluding part of our previous conversation we held last week. In that discussion, we acknowledged progress in the fight against violence targeting women and girls. However, the statistics remain deeply concerning.
According to the United Nations Office on Drugs & Crime, a staggering 47,000 women and girls worldwide lost their lives to intimate partners or family members in 2020.
Shockingly, this means that, on average, a woman or girl was killed by someone within her own family every 11 minutes.
Sadly, most of these perpetrators are men.
Thelma Maclean, an investment banker and UN Women member, and Dorothy Barnes, Programmes Officer in Charge of Women, Peace, and Security at FOSDA are our guests.
We explore whether we are effectively including men on this journey to end violence against women and girls and what we all can do to ensure the impact of the 16 days of activism resonates.