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Soldiers from the African Union Mission in Somalia have sexually abused and exploited vulnerable Somali women and girls on their bases in Mogadishu, says Human Rights Watch
Violence against girls and women is all too prevalent across the globe – and increases during and in the aftermath of emergencies – says World Vision
Chridtian Aid has welcomed a speech on women's empowerment given by the Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening.
The One Billion Rising mass movement, involving an international day of action on 14 February 2013, has highlighted the need to tackle violence against women. It may require people of faith to look inwards as well as outwards.
A “zero tolerance approach to violence and abuse in relationships” was approved in Westminster, but ministers were absent and have scuppered action.
The One Billion Rising global activist movement to end violence against women and girls has brought together people in over 200 countries to call for change.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urges reform following the death of a young Indian woman who was gang-raped on a bus in New Delhi.
Amnesty International has urged the UK's Home Secretary, Theresa May, to make firm commitments to tackling violence against women.