Posts Tagged ‘violence against women’

10, Mar

The  Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations in New York on 14th-24th March 2016. Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations from all regions of the world will attend the session. The Priority theme is Women’s Empowerment and its link to Sustainable Development. For more information on the elimination and […]

24, Nov

Why This International Day? Globally, 35 percent of women experience sexual or physical violence (World Health Organization and UN Women) Each year, 3 million girls face the risk of female genital mutilation or cutting ( UNFPA) Sixty percent of women whose first sexual experience was forced, go on to experience further sexual violence later in life […]