U.N. Leaders Call For Global Action To Stop Violence Against Women, Reach Gender Equality On International Day

The Guardian: Sexual violence in war zones at ‘worst ever’ as drive to protect women falters
“The head of U.N. Women has condemned the inadequate response to the widespread use of rape and sexual violence in conflicts, and warned that the amount of money dedicated to fighting such war crimes is shrinking…” (Ratcliffe, 11/25).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. urges global action so women and girls everywhere can live free from all forms of violence
“Achieving gender equality and the full empowerment of women is the answer to ending violence against women, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Wednesday, calling for collective global action on this cause. ‘Violence against women is fundamentally about power,’ Mr. Guterres said in his remarks alongside U.N. Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at a special event held at U.N. Headquarters in New York to commemorate International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which is annually observed on 25 November…” (11/22).

U.N. News Centre: No man will reach full potential unless women reach theirs, U.N. says on Day of Eliminating Violence
“Unless the international community tackles violence against women, the world will not eradicate poverty or reach any of the other Sustainable Development Goals, Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message [Saturday] for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women…” (11/25).

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