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
- Afghan women still suffer abuse despite law to protect them, says UN report (guardian.co.uk)
- Violence Against Women in India: Three Things to Know (cfr.org)