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22 Nov 2017 description
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Remarks by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the Official Commemoration of the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in New York City, NY

Every year, our global UNiTE campaign, led by the Secretary-General, kicks off the 16 Days of Activism to end gender-based violence. We start the 16 Days by gathering to mark the International Day to End Violence Against Women. Thank you for coming to join us every year as you have done today.

21 Nov 2017 description
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UNITE campaign’s theme “Leave No One Behind” emphasizes the urgency of reaching the most marginalized first, as the 16 Days of Activism begins worldwide

Media contact:
Oisika Chakrabarti, Ph: +1 646 781-4522; Email: oisika.chakrabarti[at]unwomen.org
Sharon Grobeisen, Ph: +1 646 781-4753; Email: sharon.grobeisen[at]unwomen.org
Maria Sanchez, Ph: +1 646 781-4507, Email: maria.sanchez[at]unwomen.org
Zina Alam, Ph: +1 646-781-4783; Email: zina.alam[at]unwomen.org

18 Nov 2017 description
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Juba, November 16, 2017- 25 South Sudan women leaders, representing women’s peace networks met with the Troika’s Special Envoys to South Sudan, Mr. Christopher Trott (UK), Mr. Erling Skjoensberg (Norway and Mr. Paul Sutphin (USA) and accompanied by HE, Ambassador of UK to South Sudan, Ms. Alison Blackburne, to present their position on the proposed revitalization of the 2015 Peace Agreement, general concerns on the peace process in South Sudan. The meeting was facilitated and hosted by UN Women Country in South Sudan.

16 Nov 2017 description
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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Sixteen Days of Activism against Gender Violence

Message by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, 25 November 2017

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017

16 Nov 2017 description
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Liberia is grappling with rising incidences of sexual and gender-based violence. Children as young as six are being raped, with devastating impact on their health and wellbeing. Little Decontee from Nimba County was returning from the farm when a 22-year old male relative raped her. She is among a minority of survivors whose rapist was eventually prosecuted and sentenced to prison. Under Liberia’s Rape Law of 2005, statutory rape or sexual intercourse with minors is a non-bailable offence.

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