Ending Violence Against Women
San Diego Union-Tribune
March 14, 2008
Men must stand up and be equal partners to end violence against women.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon proclaimed recently as he launched UNITE, the new U.N. campaign to end this scourge on society:
“I call on men around the world to lead by example: to make clear that violence against women is an act perpetrated by a coward, and that speaking up against it is a badge of honor. No country, no culture, no woman, young or old, is immune,” he said.
Around the world, one in three women is physically, sexually or otherwise abused in her lifetime, with rates reaching 70 percent in some countries. Most often, the perpetrator is someone she knows. She is not safe in her home, nor in the public sphere. (Full story)