World Health Organization

A third of women globally victims of domestic violence: WHO

Current efforts to prevent domestic violence are insufficient as a third of women worldwide are physically abused, according to a series of studies by the World Health Organization published on Nov. 21.

Between 100 to 140 million women are victims of genital mutilation and around 70 million girls are married before 18, often against their will.        

Turkish President Erdoğan calls on Africa to fight against ‘dangerous structures’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called on African states on Nov. 21 to “beware of dangerous organizations operating in their country,” in clear reference to Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen’s movement, which operates many schools across the world, while also announcing an additional $5 million to help Africa’s fight against the Ebola epidemic.

UN chief launches campaign to end female genital mutilation

UN chief Ban Ki-moon launched Oct. 30 a global campaign to end the often deadly practice of female genital mutilation within a generation, as survivors said it had "shattered" their lives.
"The mutilation of girls and women must stop in this generation, our generation," Ban said on a visit to the Kenyan capital Nairobi.