UN / ELIMINATION VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

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The UN Deputy Secretary General, Amina Mohammed, said, “Halfway through the 2030 Agenda, we are far from achieving the target of eliminating violence against women and girls. It transcends borders and cultures.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 22 NOVEMBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY

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FILE – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, UN headquarters exterior

22 NOVEMBER 2023, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, ECOSOC room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General, the United Nations:
“Halfway through the 2030 Agenda, we are far from achieving the target of eliminating violence against women and girls. It transcends borders and cultures.”
4. Med shot, ECOSOC room
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General, the United Nations:
“As we prepare for the Summit of the Future, your engagement in prevention is critical to accelerate efforts collectively. Investing in prevention is not just practical; it is transformative. We must act now for a better and safer future for all women and girls and for everyone.”
6. Wide shot, ECOSOC room
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Diene Keita, Deputy Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
“To prevent violence for good, UNFPA works with communities, especially with men and boys, to change harmful gender norms and promote positive masculinity.”
8. Med shot, speakers at dais
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Sima Bahous, Executive Director, UN Women:
“The reality of the violence women and girls endure in conflicts extends to their home, also. Today’s report by UNODC and UN Women shows that more than 5 women or girls are killed every hour by someone in their family. And we are going backward: economic crisis, conflicts, and climate change all serve to add fuel to the fire.”
10. Med shot, ECOSOC room
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Sima Bahous, Executive Director, UN Women:
“This is a crime against women and girls and the human family as a whole. It is also costly, with some countries estimating the economic impact as some of 3,7 percent of GDP as a result of gender-based violence. Yet, investment is pitiful: a mere 0.2 percent of overall aid in 2022.”
12. Wide shot, ECOSOC room
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Sima Bahous, Executive Director, UN Women:
“This must stop. It is time to acknowledge what works and to resource it. It is time we recognize that violence against women and girls in all its forms is a stain on our humanity.”
14. Med shot, ECOSOC room

STORYLINE:
The UN Deputy Secretary General, Amina Mohammed, said, “Halfway through the 2030 Agenda, we are far from achieving the target of eliminating violence against women and girls. It transcends borders and cultures.”

In a video message for the official United Nations Commemoration event of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women today (22 Nov) in New York, Amina Mohammed said, “As we prepare for the Summit of the Future, your engagement in prevention is critical to accelerate efforts collectively.”

She also said, “Investing in prevention is not just practical; it is transformative. We must act now for a better and safer future for all women and girls and for everyone.”

Violence against women and girls remains the most prevalent and pervasive human rights violation in the world.

The COVID-19 pandemic, conflicts, and climate change have exacerbated the risks of this violence and generated new threats, amplifying the vulnerability of women and girls.

The solution lies in robust responses, including investment in prevention.

Diene Keita, Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), said, “To prevent violence for good, UNFPA works with communities, especially with men and boys, to change harmful gender norms and promote positive masculinity.”

Under the global umbrella theme of the Campaign "UNiTE! Invest to Prevent Violence against Women & Girls", the event shined a spotlight on the importance of financing prevention strategies to stop violence from occurring in the first place, galvanize action to secure increased investments and kickstart the activities of the 16 Days of Activism.

The Executive Directors of UN Women noted, “The reality of the violence women and girls endure in conflicts extends to their home, also. Today’s report by UNODC and UN Women shows that more than 5 women or girls are killed every hour by someone in their family. And we are going backward: economic crisis, conflicts, and climate change all serve to add fuel to the fire.”

She continued, “This is a crime against women and girls and the human family as a whole. It is also costly, with some countries estimating the economic impact as some of 3,7 percent of GDP as a result of gender-based violence. Yet, investment is pitiful: a mere 0.2 percent of overall aid in 2022.”

She concluded, “This must stop. It is time to acknowledge what works and to resource it. It is time we recognize that violence against women and girls in all its forms is a stain on our humanity.”
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