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World Must Take Actions To End Violence Against Women

Huffington Post: It’s Time to Fulfill the Promise to End Violence Against Women
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, executive director of U.N. Women

“Every year, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women [November 25], we are reminded how every day women and girls experience violence in their lives. … Violence against women has become a real epidemic that must be stopped. … Wherever I go, I feel a sense of urgency that suggests that this is the moment to turn the tide on violence against women and achieve gender equality. Next year, after the endpoint of the Millennium Development Goals, a new roadmap for development will be adopted by the international community. Ending violence against women and girls must have a central place in this new framework…” (11/19).

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