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Permanent Mission of Iceland in Vienna

The International Day of the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Iceland spoke on behalf of Canada, Georgia, Liechtenstein, Mongolia, Norway, Switzerland, Ukraine, the United Kingdom on the occasion of the International Day of the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25th November 2020.

Ambassador Guðni Bragason, Permanent Representative of Iceland, mentioned the numerous women and girls exposed to domestic violence and that during the COVID-19 pandemic, every type of violence against women and girls has increased. It takes many forms, including sexual violence, human trafficking, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, threats and harassment and it occurs both online and offline. Certain groups of women and girls face heightened risks, such as those who are indigenous, racialized, experiencing homelessness, living with disabilities.

Joint Statement addressed by Ambassador Guðni Bragason

 

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