The phrase violence against women is a technical term used to collectively refer to violent acts that are primarily or exclusively committed against women. Similar to a hate crime, which it is sometimes considered this type of violence targets a specific group with the victim's gender as a primary motive.
The United Nations General Assembly defines "violence against women" as "any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life." The 1993 Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women noted that this violence could be perpetrated by assailants of either gender, family members and even the "State" itself.
Worldwide governments and organizations actively work to combat violence against women through a variety of programs. A UN resolution designated 25 November as International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Poem written by Seye La Poet, Olulu, Kemistry, Arch Angel, Atilola and Titilayo.
Poem was compiled/ synchronized by Atilola
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Word Up, the biggest Spoken Word Poetry Platform in Nigeria comes to town again this November 2013. This edition tagged, WORD UP Volume 6 is scheduled for November 23, 2013 at Terra Kulture, V/Island, Lagos, with the theme, "Stop the violence."
The event theme is centered around the United Nation's "International day for the elimination of violence against women."
Some of the best Spoken Word Poets in Nigeria that will grace the stage are:
Ivori, Plumbline, Torpedo, RezThaPoet, Bob Ekat, Princeps, Chinelo Renee, Atilola, Titilayo Mabogunje, Shola Oguntoyinbo, Arch Angel , Soonest, Increase and many more.....!!!
Soul Music will be by Pure Child and Lumynos.
Celebrity Poets: The King of Comedy in Nigeria, ALI BABA and YEANCAH ADAMU (Soundcity)