It's Not a Joke, it's Violence | #HablemosDeFrente
Violence in any way is not justifiable, but children, adolescents and women, by the mere fact of being female, are at a much higher risk of facing different types of violence.
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Gender violence is any act that harms a person, based on gender differences between men and women. Includes acts that result in physical, sexual, or psychological harm or suffering, as well as threats of such acts, coercion, and other deprivations of liberty. Such acts may be committed to public or private.
The most common forms in which it manifests are sexual violence and harassment, human trafficking, intimate partner violence, domestic violence, child marriage, genital mutilation, and femicide. While men and boys can also experience this type of violence, women, and girls around the world experience it disproportionately. In other words, girls and women, by the mere fact of being female, are at a higher risk of facing these types of violence.
To raise awareness about gender violence, its consequences, and how this type of activity is usually normalized and even goes unnoticed within stigmatizing jokes, we launched the campaigns #NoEsBromaEsViolencia and #HablemosDeFrente.
The digital channels of UNICEF Venezuela and its partners are widely disseminating these campaigns and we invite you to also share them as a demonstration that no form of violence is justifiable.
On August 12, 2021, within the framework of International Youth Day, UNICEF Venezuela launched the campaign #HablemosDeFrente, aimed at adolescents in order to contribute to the prevention of violence against children, adolescents, and young adults.
On the International Day of the Girl Child 2020, UNICEF Venezuela launched the campaign It's Not a Joke, it's Violence “No es broma, es violencia” to introduce and raise awareness about the vulnerability of girls and women to violence and at the same time how boys and girls also suffer living the consequences of violence throughout their lives.