UN / VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

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Violence against women and girls is among the most widespread, and devastating human rights violations in the world, but much of it is often unreported due to impunity, shame and gender inequality, the United Nations highlighted as it commemorated the World Day to stamp out abuse of women and girls. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 25 NOVEMBER 2019, NEW YORK CITY

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FILE – RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters

25 NOVEMBER 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Various shots, musical performance
3. Med shot, Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications Melissa Fleming
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, Chef de Cabinet, Executive Office of the Secretary-General:
“Violence is harmful to the physical and mental health, well-being, and dignity of women and girls, but it also affects families, communities, and societies at large. Violence against women and girls has strong implications for global peace and security. It undermines the security of significant numbers of individuals. Rape and gender related killings remain explicit tactics during conflicts.”
5. Wide shot, ECOSOC chamber
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, Chef de Cabinet, Executive Office of the Secretary-General:
“A culture of violence against women also has serious consequences for our efforts to eradicate poverty and promote inclusive sustainable development. Violence prevents women from participating in all areas of society, in the decisions that impact their lives. It is a barrier to achieving the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, our roadmap for peaceful, prosperous lives on a healthy planet.”
7. Wide shot, ECOSOC chamber
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Pramila Patten, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict:
“Conflict related sexual violence traverses all of history and geography, affecting all ages and generations. It has often been described as history’s greatest silence, the least reported, least condemned crime of war. And it is precisely this silence that shields the perpetrator and isolates the victims.”
9. Wide shot, applause

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Violence against women and girls is among the most widespread, and devastating human rights violations in the world, but much of it is often unreported due to impunity, shame and gender inequality, the United Nations highlighted today (25 Nov) as it commemorated the World Day to stamp out abuse of women and girls.

At an event at UN Headquarters, the Secretary-General’s Chef de Cabinet, Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, said that “violence is harmful to the physical and mental health, well-being, and dignity of women and girls, but it also affects families, communities, and societies at large.”

Viotti stressed that sexual violence has “strong implications for global peace and security” as it “undermines the security of significant numbers of individuals.”

The Chef de Cabinet said, “a culture of violence against women also has serious consequences for our efforts to eradicate poverty and promote inclusive sustainable development,” as violence “prevents women from participating in all areas of society, in the decisions that impact their lives.”

Also addressing the event, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten, said, “conflict related sexual violence traverses all of history and geography, affecting all ages and generations” and is “the least reported, least condemned crime of war.”

Patten said it was “precisely this silence that shields the perpetrator and isolates the victims.”

A third of all women and girls experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, half of women killed worldwide were killed by their partners or family, and violence perpetrated against women is as common a cause of death and incapacity for those of reproductive age, as cancer, and a greater cause of ill health than road accidents and malaria combined.
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