Unless the international community tackles violence against women, the world will not eradicate poverty or reach any of the other Sustainable Development Goals, Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message today for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
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Achieving gender equality and the full empowerment of women is the answer to ending violence against women, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Wednesday, calling for collective global action on this cause.
At the Security Council today, a senior United Nations official called on Member States, regional organizations and civil society for greater partnership to boost women's participation at all levels and help ensure UN peace efforts are stronger and more sustainable.
Casual indifference to sexual harassment is unacceptable, the head of the United Nations entity mandated to promote gender equality today said, urging women and men to change their response to acts of sexual aggression.
This week UN Secretary-General António Guterres launched a new strategy to achieve gender parity across the United Nations - something he described as "an urgent need, a moral duty, an operational necessity - and a personal priority."
Women's voices are still missing from the executive branches of governments and parliaments worldwide, slowing achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the United Nations agency tasked with supporting gender equality today said at the launch of a visual representation of women's political empowerment.