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How widespread is violence against women?

8 Feb
A white ribbon to commemorate the National Day...

A white ribbon to commemorate the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.

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Violence against women and girls continues unabated in every continent,country and culture. It takes a devastating toll on women’s lives, on their families and on society as a whole. Most societies prohibit such violence – yet the reality is that too often, it is covered up or tacitly condoned.

– United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

‎www.un.org/en/women/endviolence/pdf/VAW.pdf

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