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Campaigns alone won’t stop violence against women – we need men to be held accountable

Joy-Tendai Kangere


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A woman holds a candle at a vigil in memory of Ashling Murphy outside Leinster House. Photo: Mark Condren

A woman holds a candle at a vigil in memory of Ashling Murphy outside Leinster House. Photo: Mark Condren

A woman holds a candle at a vigil in memory of Ashling Murphy outside Leinster House. Photo: Mark Condren

Barely a month after the UN campaign to eliminate violence specifically against women and girls, and less than a year after the stabbing to death of Urantsetseg Tserendorj on her way home from work, Ashling Murphy, was another victim of male violence while out jogging, living her life.

Frankly, women across the world have reached breaking point with the political posturing, campaigns by those in government who failed for centuries to adopt a zero-tolerance stance towards the violation of women. Similarly, society as a whole needs to address the root causes that perpetuate endemic violence against women and girls.


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