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‘Meaningful’ Action Needed To End Violence Against Women, U.N. SG Ban Says On International Day

U.N. News Centre: Violence against women ‘serious obstacle’ to sustainable development, Ban says on World Day
“Underlining that violence against women and girls is not only a human rights violation but also a serious obstacle to sustainable development, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for ‘meaningful’ action to prevent and respond to such violence. ‘Violence against women and girls imposes large-scale costs on families, communities, and economies,’ Secretary-General Ban said in his message on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women…” (11/25).