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17 November 2008 09:11 am

Conference on violence against women

Khalifa Al Haroon
Khalifa Al Haroon
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The Doha International Institute for Family Studies and Development (DIIFSD) and the Supreme Council for Family Affairs will hold a conference on Impact of Violence Against Women on the Family from November 19. Violence against Women (VAW) is a universal problem that continues to persist and constitutes a widespread violation of human rights and a real obstacle to peace and development. In February this year, the United Nations Organisation launched a multi-year campaign which runs until 2015 to end violence against women. The campaign hopes to help strengthen political commitments and enhance efforts at all levels. The Pen