Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on 16 Days to End Violence Against Women

November 24, 2015

“We are the first generation with a real possibility to achieve significantly on gender equality. We are the first generation with the chance to end poverty.”

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka recently spoke at Yale University during the Colloquium on Violence, Intervention, and Agency.

Mlambo-Ngcuka discussed the reasons that violence against women is a global epidemic, public health crisis, and one of the most pervasive human rights violations.

The 16 Days to End Violence Against Women campaign, in which stakeholders and individuals around the world discuss ways to contribute to ending gender-based violence, is running until the 10th of December.

Read the speech in full on UN Women.

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