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United Nations University’s (UNU) mission is to contribute, through research and capacity building, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems that are the concern of the United Nations, its peoples and Member States. The UNU acts as an international community of scholars; a bridge between the United Nations and the international academic community; a think-tank for the United Nations system; and a builder of capacities, particularly in developing countries.
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5–53–70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925 Japan
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Violence against women is addressed within the research projects and activities of the United Nations University. The issue of violence against women falls across two of the University’s thematic work programmes: Peace and governance; and Global development and inclusion.

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United Nations University

Feb 2017 - Apr 2018 | UNU

On International Women’s Day, 8 March, the United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH), in collaboration with the UN Country Team through its Gender Theme Group and the European Commission, organised a forum on the theme “Towards Women’s Health and Rights: Leaving No One Behind” in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Amongst other issues, the forum addressed gender-based violence and the different forms of violence faced by girls and women across their lifespan.