International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women
Ban Ki-moon, secretary general of the UN has called on prominent men around the world to speak out against violence against women on the tenth anniversary of passing the resolution to mark November 25 as the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women .
On the 10th International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Ban Ki -moon has unveiled a newly created 'Network of Men'.
He wants prominent male leaders to act as role models to get more men to condemn violence against women, which takes place in many forms and in many countries around the world.
In Jordan, the UN says 43 per cent of women are victims of abuse.
The causes of violence against women are many. War, famine and economic downturns all contribute to the marginalization of women and expose them to abuse and violence.
Trafficking of women is a world wide problem. It is easy to find thinly disguised ads for prostitution.