‘Ending sexual violence against girls must be our goal’: UNFPA chief 


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By UN Global Communications (Digital Solutions Unit) and United Nations. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Every day, 33,000 girls under the age of 18 are married, often against their will and one in three women will face sexual violence. Ending these scourges is the aim of the 16 Days Against Violence campaign, led by the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, UNFPA, which ended on Tuesday 10 December, Human Rights Day. Here’s the agency’s Executive Director Dr Natalia Kanem, speaking to UN News’s Daniel Johnson in Geneva.

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