violence against women

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.

Men and boys must play their part in ending violence against women – Ban

Greater efforts are required worldwide to end violence against women and girls, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stated, stressing that men and boys in particular must play their part.

Silence surrounding violence against women has been broken – UN expert

Women around the world are no longer fearful of speaking out against the violence they encounter, according to Yakin Erturk, whose mandate as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, its Causes and Consequences, expires in June.

Ban decries violence against women as ‘abomination’

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated his urgent call to bring an end to violence against women, a scourge whose impact is devastating and immeasurable, as the United Nations began a series of events to mark International Women’s Day.

Better use of the law can end violence, discrimination against women – Migiro

Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro urged effective use of national legal systems to eliminate discrimination, promote gender equality and stop violence against women, at the 53rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) today.

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.