UN Initiative to End Violence Against Women Gets Australian Government Donation

Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd and Minister for the Status of Women Kate Ellis have announced a donation of 1 million Australia dollars (USD978,000) to a United Nations initiative that works with boys and men to help end violence against women.  

The funding will particularly support Partners for Prevention’s efforts in Asia and the Pacific. It will support the development of research and training materials on gender-based violence, Rudd said in a statement.

The announcement coincided with White Ribbon Day or the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, an annual celebration that falls on Nov. 25.

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