UNAIDS, chair of the H6 partnership (six United Nations bodies working on health-related issues) and the African Union have pledged to enhance their collaboration to eliminate sexual and gender-based violence, prevent HIV, and protect women's health and rights in humanitarian settings.
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My story starts when I was one week old, when I went through FGM. I have no memory of going through the process, and I didn't know until the age of 15, when I was forced to get married. I came to New York City on Christmas Day when I was 15 years old to marry a man whom I had never met.
In preparation of the 2016 High-level Political Forum under the auspices of ECOSOC, UN Women is organizing a side event on addressing gender perspectives in the national voluntary reviews at the Forum. The event will take place on 2 May 2016 from 1:15 to 2:30 pm EST at the ECOSOC Chamber, United Nations Headquarters, in New York. This event is restricted to those who have access to the ECOSOC chamber.