New U.S. Strategy to End Gender-Based Violence Globally

August 15, 2012|UNA Women
In 2008, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign, a multi-year effort to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls around the world.

The campaign asks governments by 2015 to achieve 5 goals:

The December 2011 introduction of the U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security was a significant step toward fulfilling these goals. President Obama took further action on August 10, 2012 by issuing an Executive Order on Preventing and Responding to Violence Against Women and Girls Globally. Here is a statement by Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, about this new strategy to respond to gender-based violence.