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Ending Violence Against Women and Girls

Quotations

We must unite. Violence against women cannot be tolerated, in any form, in any context, in any circumstance, by any political leader or by any government.

-- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

I think we’re at a time where people just want to join together and cause change. People don't want to live like this any more.

-- UN Messenger of Peace Charlize Theron

There is one universal truth, applicable to all countries, cultures and communities: violence against women is never acceptable, never excusable, never tolerable.

-- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Men must teach each other that real men do not violate or oppress women – and that a woman’s place is not just in the home or the field, but in schools and offices and boardrooms.

-- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

More and more leaders around the world are joining the struggle. More and more individuals understand that any abuse of any woman is intolerable.

-- Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro

Nowhere in the world is a woman safe from violence. The strengthening of global commitment to counteract this plague is a movement whose time has come.

-- Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro

All forms of violence against women must stop – from the use of rape as a weapon of war to the use of violence by a husband to terrorize his wife within her own home.

-- Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro