United Nations, Nov 23. -The United Nations urged on Wednesday the governments to put an end to the violence against women and girls affirming that "only then will we have a more just, peaceful and equitable world".The call is included in a message issued by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as part of the celebration on Thursday of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, established by the General Assembly in 1999.
The right of women and girls to live without violence is inalienable and fundamental as established in the international humanitarian legislation and the human rights regulations, the message notes.
Before establishing the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the General Assembly passed a Declaration on the same issue in 1993.
As part of Thursday´s celebration, a special ceremony will take place on Wednesday with the presence of UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet, who also released a message in commemoration of this date.
The leader denounced "the conspiratorial silence with regards to the violation of human rights of women" affirming that gender violence is a threat to democracy, peace and stability. (Prensa Latina)