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 United Nations Secretary-General's Campaign
to End Violence Against Women

Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon
There is no blanket approach to fighting violence against women. Each nation must devise its own strategy. But there is one universal truth, applicable to all countries, cultures and communities: violence against women is never acceptable, never excusable, never tolerable.


UNiTE brings together a host of UN offices and agencies to end violence against women:

World Health Organization [WHO]

WHO considers gender-based violence to be a major public health and human rights problem, which has profound implications for health. For the Secretary-General’s Campaign, WHO’s niche will be to concentrate on violence against women as a public health issue. WHO is in a strong position to provide the evidence base for the campaign, in particular using the extensive database assembled for the multicountry 2005 study, Women’s Health and Domestic Violence against Women.