AL stresses support for combating violence against women

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Sun, 08 Dec 2019 - 01:08 GMT

File - Arab League

File - Arab League

CAIRO, Nov 8 (MENA) - Assistant Arab League Secretary General for Social Affairs Haifa Abu Ghazaleh stressed the organization's support for efforts to confront violence against women.

During a ceremony held within the framework of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence, she said the Arab League is working on an Arab agreement for fighting violence against women.

She added that the Arab women committee will convene in Saudi Arabia in February.

She underlined that fighting violence against women is a top priority in the Arab region, noting that 37 percent of Arab women suffer from some form of violence.

Meanwhile, Deputy Regional Director for Arab States at United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Frederika Meijer said the UN is committed to realizing a breakthrough in combating violence against women by 2030.

She noted that about 2.3 billion women in the world suffer from violence.

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