New Zealand, Oceania
Petra Butler

2014-03-21 18.15.08 - Petra

“50% of the world’s population are women. How can anyone want to live in a world where a large part of half of the world’s population experience violence, often on a day to day basis? To speak to those for whom economic prosperity is the most important driver: productivity increases if time and money is not spent to combat the consequences of violence against women . Every economy will gain from all its members living happy and healthy lives free of fear from violence and therefore can fully contribute  to economic growth.  Strong political commitment is needed to end violence against women.  Countries should be able to be held accountable in regard to their commitment to end violence against women.  A  globally binding norm on violence against women would give the framework to do so.”

 

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