UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet participates in the Tokyo Tower’s Lighting event organized by the Cabinet Office’s Gender Equality Bureau as part of the ending violence against women week

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    UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet participates in the Tokyo Tower’s Lighting event organized by the Cabinet Office’s Gender Equality Bureau as part of the ending violence against women week on 12 November 2012.

    Pictured from left: Kiyoko Hijikata, of the non-governmental organization Shelternet; Ms. Bachelet; Ikko Nakatsuka, Japan’s Minister of State for Gender Equality; and Hitomi Obara, member of Japan's Self-Defense Force and gold medalist in freestyle wrestling, and her husband, Koji Obara.

    During the event, Ms. Bachelet highlighted the urgency to end violence against women in every country around the world.

    Photo credit: UN Women/Hiroaki Yamaguchi

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