Gender-based violence

Every 11 minutes, a woman or girl is killed by an intimate partner or family member, the UN chief said ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, commemorated on 25 November, urging everyone to “consign violence against women and girls to the history books”.

© UN Women/Johis Alarcón. A woman participates in a march against gender violence in Quito, Ecuador.

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