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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2008

"We need to do more to enforce laws and counter impunity. We need to combat attitudes and behaviour that condone, tolerate, excuse or ignore violence committed against women. And we need to increase funding for services for victims and survivors. I am determined to strengthen these efforts, including through my global campaign “UNiTE to end violence against women”, which aims to raise public awareness, increase political will and resources and create a supportive environment to make good on existing policy commitments."

Message of the Secretary-General on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
New York, 25 November 2008