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Around the world, women and men of all ages “orange their hoods” to end violence

Monday, December 15, 2014

From flash mobs to bicycle races, street marches to art exhibits, and even illuminating landmarks and buildings in orange light, people around the world banded together during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence by “oranging their neighbourhoods.”

Acting Head of UN Women Lakshmi Puri calls for Egyptian women’s voices to be heard without threat of violence

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Lakshmi Puri expresses concern over reports of the high prevalence of sexual assaults against women in public spaces. She urges women's participation in public life and says the inclusion of their needs and priorities in any political solution is a prerequisite for inclusive democracy in Egypt.

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