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The European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Vera Jourova, made a video statement on the EU's response to hate speech, violent extremism and disinformation on the occasion of the Atlantic Council's 2019 Global Forum on Strategic Communications (October 23-24, Washington, DC). The Delegation of the European Union to the United States is an official partner of the Forum.
Commissioner Jourova said the following in her message:
Each year 12 million girls under 18 are married; 130 million girls worldwide are still out of school; and approximately 15 million adolescent girls aged 15-19 have experienced forced sexual activity. The EU is committed to continue its full support to see progress and not regress, for girls and women to achieve gender equality.