HomeArticles Posted by addisstandard (Page 677)

Author: addisstandard

Physical violence at home and in the wider community, mental violence in the family and prevalence of FGM high in Ethiopia

Kalkidan Yibeltal

Despite decades of efforts made by governments in regulations and legislation, the levels of physical, sexual and emotional violence against children throughout Africa remains high, revealed a new report.

The African Regional Forum on Business and Human Rights, convened by the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights with the support of the African Union, The UN Economic Commission for Africa and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, bringing more than 250 participants from business enterprises, governments, civil society and national human rights institutions from across the continent was held in Addis Abeba on 16-18 September 2014.