States must make good on pledges to end violence against women, UN officials say

Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, senior United Nations officials today called on governments to translate promises into action in order to stem the scourge.

UN missions plan campaigns aimed at fighting violence against women

United Nations missions in East Timor and Sierra Leone have announced plans to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – marked on 25 November – with extended campaigns to raise awareness about the issue.

UN health agency urges action to halt violence against women

Nearly half the women who die due to homicide are killed by their current or former husband or boyfriend, according to a new report by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO), which is urging governments to take action to reduce domestic violence.

1 person murdered almost every minute, UN health study on global violence finds

Violence kills more than 1.6 million people each year, while millions more are left injured as a result of aggression and suffer from physical, sexual, reproductive and mental health problems, according to the first-ever United Nations report to examine the link between health and violence.

Violence against women in the name of honour should be criminalized - UN report

All forms of violence against women and girls committed in the name of honour should be criminalized, and those deliberately participating in such acts should be penalized, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a just-released report.