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Youth activists working to end violence against women and girls gather in Bangkok

BY IN UN Women On 24-05-2012

United Nations, Bangkok, 24 May 2012 — From 22 to 24 May, over 40 young people from around the globe gathered in Bangkok for the first-ever Global UNiTE Youth Forum. The event was hosted by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s global campaign UNiTE to End Violence Against Women and brought together young activists, aged 18-30,

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Youth activists working to end violence against women and girls gather in Bangkok


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