Secretary-General's remarks on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women [as delivered] | United Nations Secretary-General
Violence against women and girls is a global pandemic and a mark of shame on all our societies. It must end now and we all have a role to play.
We live in a male-dominated society where discrimination against women and girls makes them vulnerable to violence. Gender equality is fundamental to preventing and ending gender-based violence.
"Violence against women & girls must end now, and we all have a role to play." --
at official commemoration of next Saturday's Int'l Day to End Violence against Women.