No country has achieved equality for women and girls #CSW #globalequality #genderviolence

WHO statement at Commission on Status of Women 59th Congress currently in session at the UN: Significant levels of inequality persist, & some women & girls experience increased violence, vulnerability & marginalization due to discrimination. To achieve equity we must increase the participation and influence of women in decision making at all levels of public and political life.35 percent of women worldwide have experienced either intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime; – on average, 30 percent of women who have been in a relationship report that they have experienced some form of physical or sexual violence by their partner;- as many as 38 percent of murders of women are committed by an intimate partner.

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