Cuba Calls to End Violence Against Women and Girls

Cuba Calls to End Violence Against Women and Girls

Cuba has reaffirmed here that the forms of violence against women and girls should be eliminated in all its manifestations.

It is unfortunate that one of every three females in the world are suffering from physical and sexual violence, Claudia Perez, adviser of the Cuban Permanent Mission in Geneva, said during an interactive dialogue on the issue, held as part of the 32nd period of sessions of the Human Rights Council, whose sessions continue today.

Perez stressed that about 90 percent of 2.5 million human trafficking victims are women and about 90 percent of the victims of conflicts are civilians, mostly women and children.

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