How to Eliminate Violence against Women?

More+Videos ♦ Published: November 26, 2018; 20:52 ♦ (Vindobona)

In context with the UN-sponsored campaign "International Day for the elimination of violence against women", there are various initiatives against violence against women not only at the UN, but also in Brussels and Vienna. Federica Mogherini announced that the EU has decided to allocate an additional €5 million to support the projects of Nobel Peace Prize laureates, Nadia Murad and Dr Denis Mukwege. And the Austrian Foreign Ministry, together with the Austrian Integration Fund, is participating in the campaign "16 days against violence against women".

Karin Kneissl attended the development ministers meeting on the occasion of the International Day against Violence against Women in Brussels: "It is unacceptable that millions of women and girls continue to be victims of violence every day". / Picture: © European Union, 2018

For far too long, impunity, silence and stigma have allowed violence against women to escalate to pandemic proportions - one in three women worldwide experience gender-based violence.

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, also known as UN Women, is a United Nations entity working for the empowerment of women.

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