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Women Have the Right to ‘Freedom from Fear’, say UN Officials

Senior UN officials are calling for an end to violence against women and an end to impunity for sexual abuse.  


Elimination of Violence Against Women

Int'l Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the 16 Days of Activism, 25 November  


Orange the World

UNDP joins with other UN agencies in the #OrangeTheWorld campaign to end violence against women and girls. Together with activists around the world, we’re using the colour orange to call attention to…  


Gender-based violence


Breaking the silence

UNDP supports and empowers victims of sexual violence in the context of the armed conflict in Colombia.  


In Palestine’s first One Stop Centre, women survivors of violence feel safe, protected and empowered

The One Stop Centre that was recently set up in Ramallah as part of a joint UN Women, UNDP and UNICEF programme. The 24-hour facility provides various services for survivors of violence.  


A home lost, found again

The conflict between Boko Haram and the Nigerian military has killed 20,000 people and displaced another 2 million. In February 2017, UNDP and Borno’s Ministry of Reconstruction, Resettlement and…  


Vulnerable to violence: Empowering women in South Sudan

It is a violation of human rights, a major global health problem, and is experienced by approximately one in three women worldwide. Yet the fight to end violence against women is too often overlooked…  


Healing the physical and emotional wounds of sexual violence

After more than a decade of conflict in which rape has been used as a weapon, sexual violence is sadly a fact of life for both women and men in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Congolese…  


End gender-based violence to ensure health and well-being for all

Physical injuries are some of the more visible, and at times most deadly, consequences of gender-based violence (GBV). But the long-term mental health consequences are often invisible and left…  

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