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On 28 November, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, and Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, will attend the Geneva Conference on Afghanistan organised by the Government of Afghanistan and the United Nations.
"Violence against women is a grave violation of human rights and yet it is still widespread across the world. The perception that harassment or being violent towards women is normal and acceptable is wrong and must change. We all have the responsibility to say no, openly reject acts of violence or harassment, and stand by the victims" the EU stressed, ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. And once again the EU lights up its buildings in orange, reflecting its continued support.