No compromise on women’s rights Zero tolerance for violence against women and girls

18 February, 2013
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PSI - Global Unions
Together with other civil society partners, trade unions develop, implement and promote strategies aimed at eliminating violence against women and girls. This joint global union statement will be presented to the UNCSW57. For more information: http://unioncsw.world-psi.org

In the UN Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women, violence against women is recognised as a manifestation of historically unequal power relations between men and women, which have led to domination over and discrimination against women by men and to the prevention of the full advancement of women. Violence against women is one of the crucial social mechanisms by which women are forced into a subordinate position in relation to men.

 

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