UN Principals Joint Statement on Ending Violence Against Women and Girls

No. of pages: 1

Publication date: 2013

Author: UNFPA

We, the undersigned Heads of United Nations organisations, are deeply concerned that
violence against women and girls continues to be one of the most pervasive manifestations
of discrimination against women and violations of human rights. Violence against women
and girls is a universal phenomenon and its levels remain unacceptably high. As many
as seven in ten women in various parts of the world report having experienced physical
and/or sexual violence at some point in their lifetime, most of them at the hands of
intimate partners