Violence against women and girls: the shadow pandemic

Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women With 90 countries in lockdown, four billion people are now sheltering at home from the global contagion of COVID-19. It’s a protective measure, but it brings another deadly danger. We see a shadow pandemic growing, of violence against women. As more countries report infection and lockdown, moreContinue reading “Violence against women and girls: the shadow pandemic”

Ending violence against women

Violence against women and girls is a grave violation of human rights. Its impact ranges from immediate to long-term multiple physical, sexual and mental consequences for women and girls, including death. It negatively affects women’s general well-being and prevents women from fully participating in society. Violence not only has negative consequences for women but alsoContinue reading “Ending violence against women”

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