US: UN Launches campaign to Fight Violence Against Women
“It is time to focus on the concrete actions that all of us can and must take to prevent and eliminate this scourge ... It is time to break through the walls of silence, and make legal norms a reality in women’s lives.”
The campaign will aim to mobilise public opinion to ensure that policy makers at the highest level work to prevent and eradicate violence against women. A key target will be to secure political will and increased resources from governments, international institutions, UN entities, the private sector and other donors for policies and programmes to deal with the problem.
The UN secretary general is calling on world leaders, men and women, to lead national campaigns to end violence against women. Running from 2008 to 2015 to coincide with the target date of the Millennium Development Goals.
SOURCE: Daily Times
AUTHOR: Khalid Hasan
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