"Teach boys it's not cool to violate women": UNFPA chief

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Babatunde Osotimehin UNFPA chief

Babatunde Osotimehin

Violence against women and girls in the Great Lakes region can be reduced by empowering young people, according to the UN Population Fund Executive Director.

Babatunde Osotimehin believes giving girls an education will help them learn more about their rights.

The Great Lakes region has been wracked by conflict in the past two decades. And sexual violence is still being used as a weapon of war in the region, the UN says.

A high-level panel is being held as part of the 58th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

The UNFPA chief told Yasmin Guerda it was important to teach boys at a young age that it's not cool to violate women.

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