Manisha Desai


Violence against women — in myriad forms from the structural violence of poverty to the physical, sexual, and emotional violence — continues to be one of the major reasons that women around the world and across differences of race, class, and gender, sexuality, religion, citizenship status, among others, are unable to flourish and live fulfilling lives.  While treaties in and of themselves are not sufficient to change structures and cultures of violence, a global commitment from the world’s governments is a necessary part of a multi-pronged approach to prevent violence against women and transform the systemic and entrenched sources of all forms of violence against women.

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