violence against women

UN-backed campaign seeks to stem ‘widespread’ violence against Afghan women

The United Nations today called on all Afghans to take part in a 16-day campaign to end violence against women and girls, which it described as a “widespread and deeply rooted” problem in the country.

UN officials urge intensified efforts to eliminate violence against women

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon led a chorus of United Nations officials today in calling on the international community to make greater efforts to tackle the global pandemic of violence against women and girls.

Ban launches new Network of Men Leaders to combat violence against women

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today marked the 10th anniversary of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women by launching a Network of Men Leaders, a major new initiative bringing together current and former politicians, activists, religious and community figures to combat the global pandemic.

Violence against Kyrgyz woman rising despite legal restraints, UN expert says

Despite the encouraging commitments by the Kyrgyz Government, women and girls are increasingly vulnerable to violence, exploitation and destitution, an independent United Nations human rights expert said today following her first mission to the country.

UN and partners open new front in war on sexual violence against girls

The United Nations joined with other partners today to launch a new initiative in the fight against sexual violence against girls, a scourge which affects 150 million victims in a given year and contributes to the spread of HIV and AIDS.

Migiro warns that economic turmoil has exacerbated violence against women

The scourge of violence against women has worsened as a result of the global financial downturn over the past year, Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro said today as she urged some of the world’s richest countries to lead the way in turning the many international pledges to support women and girls into concrete results.

Migiro to deliver keynote address at Rome meeting on violence against women

Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro will travel to Rome on Monday to deliver the keynote address at a ministerial-level international conference on violence against women being held under the auspices of the Italian presidency of the Group of Eight (G8).

UN agencies help set up support centre for Rwandan survivors of violence

Survivors of child, domestic and gender-based violence in Rwanda will now be able to access the support and services they need at a new “one-stop” centre that will open in the capital, Kigali, thanks to a partnership between national authorities and several United Nations agencies.

Migiro urges greater efforts to end violence against women

Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro has pledged the support of the United Nations in ending violence against women, which she said will require adopting new laws, enforcing the ones that exist and working to change the backward mindsets that contribute to this scourge.

Migiro to speak on UN efforts to end violence against women during Norway visit

Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro will speak on the work of the United Nations to end violence against women and girls when she addresses European justice ministers at a conference in Norway next week, the world body announced today.