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Rise now! End violence against women

25 November, 2012
11.30 - 13.30
Durban, South Africa
Event type: 
PSI women speak out to end “violence against women” at the PSI Women’s Caucus, Durban, South Africa on 25 November 2012 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

For more information: http://congress.world-psi.org/womens-caucus

Why we need action to end violence against women

Violence against women exists in all countries and in all societies, and affects all groups of women and girls. One out of every three girls born today will face some form of violence in her life time.

Violence against women and girls can be physical, sexual, psychological or economic. It is driven by a deep-rooted belief that a woman is not equal to a man. This shapes the reality of millions of women and girls who have no voice, no freedom, no economic independence and no equal access to education or work. Violence against women and girls happens in private and public places, and in physical as well as virtual online spaces. Violence against women and the threat of it deprive women of their basic human rights.

For more information: http://congress.world-psi.org/womens-caucus



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