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Check out the immensely powerful video above for “One Woman,” a song launched on 8 March, 2013 by UN Women to celebrate the International Woman’s Day.  This year International Women’s Day focuses on ending violence against women, a gross human rights violation that affects up to 7 in 10 women throughout the globe across all economic and social classes.


Ms. Lakshmi Puri, Deputy Executive Director of UN Women speaking to a group of about 175 Ecumenical Women delegates to the 57th Commission on the Status of Women on 2 March, 2013.

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