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Japan, US back UN programme to stop sexual violence in Delhi

New Delhi: Japan and the US today announced their support to the United Nation's ‘Safe City Programme' in Delhi aimed at preventing sexual violence against women in the national capital. The announcement was made during

PTI [ Updated: April 27, 2014 20:55 IST ]
japan us back un programme to stop sexual violence in delhi
japan us back un programme to stop sexual violence in delhi

New Delhi: Japan and the US today announced their support to the United Nation's ‘Safe City Programme' in Delhi aimed at preventing sexual violence against women in the national capital.

The announcement was made during US President Barack Obama's visit to Tokyo and after his meeting with the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe there, according to a UN release.

An initiative of UN Women, the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, the programme spans 17 cities in developing as well as developed countries aims to prevent sexual violence in urban public spaces. 

“UN Women and partners want to see every city in the world safe and free of violence for women, girls and for all,” UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo Ngcuka said. 

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