Annie Lennox wants action on women's rights for 2013
Annie Lennox is calling for an end to violence against women in 2013.
The former Eurythmics star rang in the new year by writing a blog championing women's rights and urging governments around the world to act now to stop abuse.
In the message, posted on her Facebook.com page, Lennox also addresses members of the media, asking for better coverage of her cause.
She writes, "Welcome to my first blog of 2013... I don't claim to have the answers as to how to solve the problem of global gender violence and abuse, but I'd like to at least try to address a couple of points... Individuals and societies need to have an open dialogue about the dark truth that exists, so that it can be brought out of the shadows, faced and tackled, rather than just ignoring it, or shoving it under the carpet.
"Media in every form... TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, internet etc... can give an enormous platform to amplify the cause, and major changes can emerge from that... Women's groups who deal with violence against women, need to be given a higher profile, through media, so that we can all understand gender violence better...
"Ostensibly, there needs to be a massive global campaign amplifying the message that gender violence will not be tolerated, bearing in mind that we live in a culture where the global industry of violence and pornography is glorified and perpetuated in films, video games and websites."
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what do you think?
Hmmm. A bit one-sided. All violence seems a tad uncivilised to me. While I don't want to be battered, neither does my man!
When I read the headline I was ready to have a go but then I saw the phrase 'gender violence ' which could imply violence against both sexes in which case maybe there should be better coverage that shows this is not just 'male-v-female' but 'female-v- male' . Perhaps also the law of this country might also recognise that abuse is not just physical and can be use/abuse of the system.