violence against women

Actress takes starring role in UN campaign to eliminate violence against women

Academy Award-winning actress and activist Charlize Theron said today she was honoured to go to work for the United Nations on the Secretary-General's “UNite to End Violence against Women” campaign after being inducted as a UN Messenger of Peace.

Violence against women remains endemic, UN expert reports

Women around the world continue to endure violence, abuse and discrimination and often have no recourse to justice, an independent United Nations human rights expert told the General Assembly today as she urged Member States to make greater efforts to record and publicize violations.