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According to the UN, 70% of women experience violence at some point in life

This Sunday (25) is celebrated the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women worldwide

 
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In May 2012, women take to the streets in March of bitches, to claim the freedom to be and to dress as you like, without it being subject to violence Example. Mother with son participates in the March of bitches, held in May 2012 in Brasilia
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In May 2012, women take to the streets in March of bitches, to claim the freedom to be and to dress as you like, without it being subject to violence
Example. Mother with son participates in the March of bitches, held in May 2012 in Brasilia

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is Sunday, and the United Nations that seven out of 10 women are victims of physical or sexual abuse at some point in life.

Since the World Health Organization, WHO, says that 30% of women suffer violence regularly. The agency warns that that 2 million girls are at each year suffer genital mutilation, in many cultures considered a rite of passage.

The UN Secretary-General issued a message, noting that often the perpetrators go unpunished, because girls and women are afraid to make a complaint.

For Ban Ki-moon, the feelings of fear and shame and must be fought "criminals are the ones who should feel dishonored, not its victims." Ban called on governments to fulfill their promises to end all forms of gender violence.

The campaign "UNiTE to End Violence against Women", launched by the Secretary-General, seeks to achieve five goals by 2015, including better data collection on violence, greater public awareness and social mobilization and combat sexual violence in conflict.

This week, UN Women launched the "Commit", urging governments to commit to the cause, noting that 125 countries have laws that penalize domestic violence. But 603 million women live in countries where such abuse is not a crime.

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Source: ONU
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