News - Country: Global - Theme: Gender

Joint Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November 2013)

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a fundamental violation of human rights. It is one of the worst manifestations of gender-based discrimination, disproportionately affecting girls and women, and a major obstacle to achieving gender equality. This is a global phenomenon that knows no boundaries geographical, cultural, ethnic, economic or other.