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New U.N. Women Report Highlights How Families Can Be Places Of Support But Also Inequality, Violence Against Women

Associated Press: U.N. report: Women too often suffer violence in families
“The U.N. women’s agency says in a new report that families around the world can be loving and supporting but too often are the place for discrimination and violence against women — and home is one of the most dangerous places for a woman. … The 287-page report entitled ‘Families in a Changing World’ provides data on the variety of family forms, based on U.N. population division data from 86 countries around the world of all incomes…” (Lederer, 6/26).

Devex: ‘Reality check’ needed to recognize diversity of families, U.N. Women report shows
“… ‘Families can be a make or break for women and girls, which means governments have a particular responsibility to safeguard women and girls’ rights, not only in the public sphere, but also in the home,’ Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, executive director of U.N. Women, said during a media briefing for the report’s launch. ‘However, in every region we are witnessing concerted efforts to deny women’s autonomy and the right to make their own decisions in the name of protecting family values’…” (Lieberman, 6/26).