"We need to break the silence and cycle of violence”: ESCAP chief Noleen Heyzer

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1:19 minutes
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UN Radio

"We need to break the silence and cycle of violence”: ESCAP chief Noleen Heyzer

8 Mar 2013
"Violence against women was the darkest secret – couched in silence and taboo – a manifestation of unequal power relationships, the low status of women and entrenched structural discrimination," said Dr. Noeleen Heyzer, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).