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CCSJ: Meet violence against women head on

Violence against women “plagues all strata of every society, all religious and ethnic groups”, and the entire community must be mobilised to end such acts.

“We cannot remain silent/indifferent in the face of the onslaught of such violence,” said the Catholic Commission for Social Justice (CCSJ) in a November 24 media release, a day before the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (November 25).

“Catholics believe that God imprinted a right moral order in the hearts of men and women,” said the release, “but some have strayed from this path”. It continued, “Violence is fed by a lack of formation of conscience; and by the existence of a culture that allows it to continue unabated. The sanctity of life and the dignity of the human person are the foundation of the moral vision of a society.”

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