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Violence against women cannot be ignored

The global problem of violence against women requires government intervention with the people in support

By Yury Fedotov

Ultimately, genuine progress depends on a collective determination to change patterns of behavior and attitudes toward gender-based crime. To achieve this, all men and women must work constantly to instill respect and advance equality for women and girls. Silence is not an option.

Yury Fedotov is executive director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime.

Copyright: Project Syndicate

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