Violence against women and girls is the most pervasive human rights violation. Up to seven in ten women experience violence in their lifetime. Governments have promised to end this pandemic. UN Women is calling on them to fulfill this promise and make new commitments to end violence against women and girls.
The fact that we ignore hate speech against women is indicative of a much larger problem.
It is one symptom of a sick society that we must change.
Words have power. People have no problem recognizing this regarding homophobic or racist slurs.
It is time to stop treating hate speech against women as if it is no big deal.