“We call on States to accelerate action and swiftly implement the agreements reached on ending all forms of violence against women and girls and on femicide in particular. We owe it to the tens of thousands of women killed every year simply because they are women. We cannot allow more women to die. Inaction is complicity. The time to act is now.” – Statement by Lakshmi Puri, Acting Head of UN Women and Assistant Secretary-General
READ FULL STATEMENT: UN Women calls for urgent and effective action against femicide.