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Power of Technology to help us fight family and domestic violence

July 31, 2013 at 1:39 PM

The Deputy Secretary-General of the UN Jan Eliasson has spoken of harnessing the power of technology to prevent violence against women and girls. Case in point was of the young Pakistani girl Malala Yousafzai who was shot by Taliban for going to school. Thousands of tweets were recorded from around the globe after she spoke at a Youth Assembly held in the UN.

Close to home, Making Waves bulletin shared a news piece last week of a domestic violence survivor who resorted to Facebook to seek help and alert police to her own trauma. Her partner had beaten her and left her home cut off from any means of her communication.

You can download and read the UN news release by the New Head of UN Women here



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