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Thousands of demonstrators across the world protest violence against women

Saturday, November 25, 2017

"People in Turkey, France, Chile, Italy, Mozambique, Sweden, Spain and other countries marched this weekend in support of the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, commencing two weeks of campaigning for gender equality.

One in every three females experience violence in their lifetime, most often from their partners, according to the UN, and the trend holds the world back from sustainable development.

In France, President Emmanuel Macron announced an initiative to make it easier to report sexual assault claims to police. Macron said that 123 women died from violence last year and encouraged women to take action.

'It is time for shame to change camps,' he said.

Soon after, hundreds marched through Paris, demanding the government do more to educate children about sexism and violence."

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