Mongolia Commits To End Violence Against Women And Girls

ULAANBAATAR, March 7 (Bernama) -- Mongolia is committed to end violence against women and girls, making it the 64th country to do so under the United Nations Women's COMMIT Initiative, Mongolias's Montsame news agency reported.

President of Mongolia Ts.Elbegdorj signed the initative on Friday.

Leading up to the 57th UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57), UN Women launched the COMMIT initiative in November 2012, for governments to take a stand by making new and concrete national commitments to end violence against women and girls.

By the end of 2013, more than 62 countries and the European Union had joined the initiative and announced specific measures to address and prevent violence against women and girls.

These ranged from passing or improving laws, ratifying international conventions, launching public awareness campaigns, providing safe houses or free hotline services and free legal aid to survivors, supporting education programmes that address gender stereotypes and violence, as well as increasing the number of women in law enforcement, peacekeeping forces and frontline services.
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