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Violence against women – increasing public awareness

The Elders mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women by highlighting some of the challenges facing women and girls including female foeticide, child marriage, sexual violence and equal participation; and call for increased public awareness as a catalyst for action.

"The most terrible human rights abuse unaddressed is the abuse of women and girls..." Jimmy Carter

Violence against women – increasing public awareness

Spread the word by using the hashtag #EndViolenceAgainstWomen

How much do you know about violence against women?

To prevent violence against women, we must be able to understand the challenge.

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