• According to the UN, violence against women and girls is some of the most widespread, persistent and devastating aspects of human rights violence still prevalent in our world today.
  • Violent acts, physical abuses, psychological abuses such as insult and humiliation, discrimination or neglect and maltreatment occur in all societies.
  • Political unrest is prevalent in many parts of the globe, which involve citizens fighting for an internal change to gain better rights. Some of these situations have resulted in armed conflicts or depravity that has generally led to a degraded state of living.
  • Migrations have resulted in diverse ethnicities living in one place. This has created misunderstandings and intolerance for the cultures and practices of other ethnicities and non-citizens or non-residents.

  • The lack of tolerance for others.
  • A lack of discipline  and weak enforcements propagate violent behavior.
  • Chronic stress that arise from living in impoverished neighborhoods, financial stress and mental health issues can propagate violent behaviour in communities.
  • Substance abuse and living in homes with violence or in societies that experience racism and consistent crime rates could trigger violence as a result of influence.

  • Violence is a public health issue and affects individuals physically, mentally and emotionally throughout their lives. It is one of the leading causes of death in many parts of the world for those aged between 15 to 44.
  • A World Health Organization report had placed the cost of interpersonal violence and the cost to its victims at nearly 10% of the country’s GDP. This has implications on societies that will develop intolerance against each other, which could have repercussions on the economy.
  • Youth homicide rates in the US were reported to be 10 times that of other leading industrialized nations, and on par with the rates in developing countries.

  • Initiate preventive measures to promote nonviolence and tolerance.
  • Provide more convenient and easier access to counselling centers and resources that work towards reducing violence in communities.
  • Enforce stricter laws and more severe sentences to curb crime rates. Remove legalities on gun ownership by civilians.
  • Increase police patrol on the streets and welcome police force in schools to provide talks and awareness on violent behaviors. Encourage students to flag acts of violence that they witness.
  • Incorporate teaching on human rights, peace and nonviolence into curriculum.
  • Promote schools as an area for community building and as a medium that instructs tolerance through positive approaches to ethnicity, learning to think inclusively and combating racism on a broad front.