Posted by: unhcragd | December 2, 2009

Quotable

16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence continues and today here are a few quotes to remind us of the why we need sustained focus on gender violence.

Violence against women is perhaps the most shameful human rights violation. And it is perhaps the most pervasive. It knows no boundaries of geography, culture or wealth. As long as it continues, we cannot claim to be making real progress towards equality, development and peace.

Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations

Violence against women has become as much a pandemic as HIV/AIDS or malaria. But is generally downplayed by the public at large and by policy makers who fail to create and fund programs to eradicate it.

United Nations Development Fund for Women

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