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UN Official Say Violence Threat To Women’s Health
Date Uploaded: Dec 03, 2013

By Robert Dixon

MONROVIA, Dec 2 (LINA) - Assistant Resident Representative of the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr. Phiderald Pratt, says gender inequality and violence against women and girls are violations of their rights and severe threat to their health and well-being.

He said that violence can also potentially inhibit their civil engagement and role in development, thereby generating instability and making peace even harder to achieve.

Dr. Pratt said women are entitled to live in dignity, health and freedom, and hence empowering them is an indispensable tool for advancing development and reducing poverty.

Dr.Pratt made the statement Monday when he served as keynote speaker at the climax of the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence held at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) in Monrovia.
 

He indicated that empowered women contribute to the health and productivity of whole families and communities and to improved prospects for the next generation.

The UNFPA official noted that the importance of gender equality is underscored by its inclusion as one of the eight Millennium Development Goals, adding, “Gender equality is acknowledge as being a key to achieving the other seven goals.”
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