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Women in Port Vila, Vanuatu, march in support of ending violence against women | by UN Women Gallery
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Women in Port Vila, Vanuatu, march in support of ending violence against women

Led by the Vanuatu Women's Centre, UN Women Vanuatu and the Department for Women's Affairs on White Ribbon Day, women marched through the city to bring attention to an issue that is prevalent across the country. More and more, advocacy efforts such as this are shining a light on the plight of women in Vanuatu. Once named the happiest country on earth because of the apparent wellbeing of its people, awareness campaigns and marches are making public the violations against women, which for too long have been buried beneath the surface.

 

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Taken on March 15, 2008