The European Union and the United Nations today launched a joint initiative to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, one of the most widespread and devastating human rights violations across the globe.
'It is a harsh but true reality – one in three women will face violence throughout their lifetime,' UN Secretary-General António Guterres said at the launch event, held on the margins of the General Assembly’s high-level annual debate.
'Violence against women and girls devastates lives, and causes pain across generations,' he added.
...Core areas of intervention will include strengthening legislative frameworks, policies and institutions, preventive measures, access to services and improving data gathering in Africa, Latin America, Asia, the Pacific and the Caribbean."
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