Japan Ups Contributions to UN Women

Japan has contributed $4.5 million to a U.N. Women initiative that aims to end violence against women in Afghanistan by helping the Afghan government implement gender-based violence laws and providing shelters for victims of abuse.

The contribution is Japan’s largest noncore contribution to U.N. Women to date. The country has pledged US$446,808 for U.N. Women’s core budget for 2011.

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