Tag: End Violence Against Women

‘City of Women’: A Refuge for Colombia’s Displaced

By Megan Janetsky During Colombia’s more than half-century armed conflict, bloodshed between left-wing guerrillas, right-wing paramilitaries and the country’s military forced nearly eight million people to flee their homes. Women and Afro-Colombians, in particular, faced greater levels of violence in the conflict and would often arrive in far-off cities with nothing and no-one. In an impoverished neighborhood in the sweltering…

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UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – #OrangeTheWorld #16Days

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka in her statement to mark this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November) saying “if we all work together: governments, civil society organizations, the UN system, businesses, schools, and individuals mobilizing through new solidarity movements, we will eventually achieve a more equal world— a Planet 50-50—where women and girls can…