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UN Expresses Concern on International Day to End Violence Against Women

Monday, November 25, is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The U.N. says gender-based violence is a serious violation of human rights and increases the risk of HIV infection. The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS – UNAIDS – says every hour 50 young women become newly infected with HIV. Many of those infections are related to violence. “Lots of the gender-based violence [is] sexually related. There is a lot of data right now showing that most of...

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