Hundreds of members of parliament to address violence against women

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Flags of member nations flying at United Nations Headquarters.UN Photo/Joao Araujo Pinto

More than 700 members of parliament from around the world are expected to discuss how they can address violence against women and girls at the UN in Geneva this week.

A total of 774 members of parliament from 141 countries are gathering, at an assembly organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).

The IPU says members of parliament will decide on action they can take to tackle threats to global peace, security and human rights.

The Union adds that with one third of women victims of gender violence worldwide, the main focus of the assembly will be on how to successfully end all types of this abuse.

Almost 30 per cent of members of parliament in attendance will be women.

They are expected to identify what they can do to have a greater influence in political decision-making.

Jocelyne Sambira, United Nations.

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