Sunday, March 17, 2013
During the 57th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, governments from 45 countries met, and reached consensus on important matters addressing violence against women and girls. Violence in all its forms affects all women and girls, either directly or indirectly. It is commendable that all governments agreed that violence was a critical factor affecting the status of women, and that they were able to reach agreement in ways to address it.
This document can lead to strong, active implementation in all countries. The diversity of the world, and the diversity of language, culture, religion and economics, worked to divide their attention, but in the end the world was united. They overcame these differences to move forward on this scourge afflicting all segments of society.