Monthly Archives: November 2010

UNODC developing effective police responses to violence against women and children in Southern Africa

By | 25 November 2010

Pretoria – On 17 December 1999, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 54/134 designating 25 November the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. In the years since its formation, the international day has been a critical time for Governments, international organisations and NGOs to organise activities designed to raise public awareness… Read More »

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Yvonne Chaka Chaka to receive Award for her commitment in the fight against Malaria

By | 25 November 2010

Johannesburg, South Africa – This coming Monday November 29, 2010, renowned singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka will receive a special award from the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM) and the United Nations in South Africa as RBM Goodwill Ambassador and for her significant contribution and long-standing commitment in the fight against malaria.

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“Are we accomplices to violence against women?” asks UN human rights chief

By | 25 November 2010

The following statement has been issued by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on the occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which is commemorated on 25 November 2010“Although precise statistics are not available, since violence against women – especially domestic violence – is a hidden crime, recent… Read More »

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Secretary-General’s Message on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

By | 25 November 2010

New York – As we observe the 2010 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, let us acknowledge the widespread and growing efforts to address this important issue. No longer are women’s organizations alone. From Latin America to the United States, from Asia to Africa, men and boys, young and old, musicians, celebrities… Read More »

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