Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

U.N. campaign to combat violence again women to run until 2015

On Monday, the United Nations initiated for a campaign to tackle violence against women and girls, Reuters reported the same day.

“At least one out of every three women is likely to be beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime,” said U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The article specifically highlighted the plight of women in India, where female infanticide is prevalent because sons are considered to be better breadwinners than daughters.

According to Ban, the success of the campaign will depend upon the efforts of U.N. member states, women’s groups, men, and the private sector.

The campaign will be in effect until 2015.

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For the U.N. press release, click here.


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