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UN Women Executive Director calls for bold action to end violence against women and girls during AU Summit

BY IN UN Women On 06-02-2013

Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet, recently visited Ethiopia for the 20th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU). Ms

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UN Women Executive Director calls for bold action to end violence against women and girls during AU Summit


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