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Statement by Chargé d’affaires Jess Long on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25

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Statement by Chargé d’affaires Jess Long on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25

Achieving gender equality and ending gender-based violence are central to US domestic and foreign policies, but there is still a long way to go.

WINDHOEK, Namibia, November 25, 2021 / APO Group / –

In recognition of November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, I want to send a clear message and support all other voices that are saying the same thing: violence against women and girls must end now.

Statement by Chargé d’affaires Jess Long on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25

Globally, more than one in three women experience this type of violence in their lifetime, and even sadder, it is often at the hands of someone they love.

There is no excuse for gender-based violence, not in the United States, not in Namibia, not anywhere. This is an inexcusable crime that governments, social organizations and courageous individuals must end up working together.

Statement by Chargé d’affaires Jess Long on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25

Last month, the Biden-Harris Administration issued a National Gender Strategy, the first in the United States, and ending gender-based violence is a critical part of that strategy. Achieving gender equity and ending gender-based violence are central to US domestic and foreign policies, but there is still a long way to go.

Each individual has inherent dignity and rights and deserves to be treated with honor. Those are the values ​​that Americans and Namibians believe in.

Together, we and all who hold these beliefs can approach a world where safety and security are guaranteed, and where everyone, including women and girls, can develop their full potential for the good of families, communities, the countries, and the world.

Statement by Chargé d’affaires Jess Long on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25

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