Curbing violence against women begins by changing attitudes: Migiro

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Strong laws are vital to ending violence against women, but changing attitudes could help curb it, according to Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro

Ms. Migiro was in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, visiting a women's shelter, a safe haven for women and girls facing physical and psychological violence.

She called for the end to harmful practices, like female genital mutilation and justification for crimes such as domestic violence.

Martin Nesirky is the UN's spokesperson.

"The Deputy Secretary-General stressed that there is never any excuse for any form of abuse against women. She also underscored the need to speak out against harmful practices – such as female genital mutilation and early marriage. Attitudes are changing but we need to do better, she said".

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