Youth can help in ending violence against women

Say no to violence against women

Young people worldwide are being encouraged to take the lead in preventing and ending violence against women and girls on 23 November, the 15th anniversary of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women.

The UN is also celebrating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

The UN Trust Fund has delivered over $ 78 million to initiatives exclusively aimed at supporting local and national efforts to end violence against women and girls.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says this violence is unacceptable and pervasive.

"We are all aware that violence against women and girls takes many forms. It includes rape, domestic violence and harassment at work. There is abuse in school, female genital mutilation, and sexual violence in armed violence. This violence spans the globe, and it is predominantly inflicted by men. These are the facts. Whether in developing or developed countries, the pervasiveness of this unacceptable violence should shock us all."

Duration: 37'' [early out @ 22'']

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