Style Over Substance

The head of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka blasted funding cuts as violence against women in conflict zones grows “worse than anything we’ve ever seen before.”

Campaigners highlighted remarkable failures of the UK’s Angeline Jolie-fronted, 13-country violence prevention initiative, whose lagging response to the Rohingya crisis has prompted “a lot of questions” about its efficacy, says Human Rights Watch’s Hillary Margolis.

Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Mlambo-Ngcuka called for action against gender-based violence that has become “normalized so it is hardly noticeable.”

UN Women’s budget shrunk 5% from 2013-2016, with just 2% of money for conflict settings earmarked for improving women’s rights.

The Guardian

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