violence against women

FEATURE: UN champions prevention as best hope for eliminating violence against women

On a December evening in 2012, a 23-year-old physiotherapy student was beaten and brutally raped by five men and a youth on board an off-duty bus in the Indian capital, New Delhi. The injuries she sustained were so severe that she succumbed to them 13 days later, setting off protests in India and around the world for ending the scourge of violence against women.

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Violence against women a “global epidemic”

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At UN, Bollywood’s Farhan Akhtar leads push to involve more men to end violence against women

When the moderator of a panel discussion today at United Nations Headquarters in New York on how to end violence against women looked a little disappointedly at her virtually all-female audience, she called out: “Where are the men? Where are the men?”

UN officials deplore ‘horrendous’ murder of woman in Turkey

Violence against women and girls is a grave violation of human rights and can only be put to an end by addressing its root causes, two UN officials declared today as they condemned the attempted rape and brutal murder of a young Turkish woman which has sparked widespread protests throughout the country.