By Santo D. Banerjee
NEW YORK (IDN) - On November 25, the United Nations and civil society commemorate the International Day to End Violence against Women. That same day, UN Women – the global champion for gender equality - will kick off 16 days of global activism, until December 10, to halt a gross violation of women’s human rights that affects at least 1 in 3 women and girls worldwide.
"It is a pandemic that we must stop. To do so, we need everyone’s help," says Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women.