Day Five features a photograph by Gerald Pereira.
Gender based violence is not restricted to adult women. Minors are subjected to gender based violence as well, such as genital mutilation, molestation, incest and sexual abuse, differential access to food, medical care and education and child prostitution.
- Adolescent birth rate- Number of births per 1,000 girls aged 15-19 is 28% (2000-2008)
- Attitudes towards domestic violence- Female adolescents aged 15-19 who think that a husband is justified in hitting or beating his wife under certain circumstances is 54% (2002-2009*)
Watch this blog for the next 11 days. We’ll be posting a featured photograph each day till 10 December as part of WMC campaign against GBV.
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Jerry (Gerald Pereira) is a member of the steering committee of Beyond Borders. He’s a closet hard-core feminist, a tech geek and has a phobia for elephants (he will deny it vehemently though). More of his photography can be found here.
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