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Seafarers are truly indispensable key workers. They are the ones transporting essential goods: the food on our plates, the fuel for buses and cars. The medicines and equipment that doctors use in our hospitals to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and other illnesses. They are the ones moving global trade. Yet today many seafarers are stranded on board their ships.

According to UN Women, one in three women worldwide experience physical or sexual violence, mostly by an intimate partner. On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November, the EU Delegation in Geneva took a strong public stance against gender-based violence by participating in the #OrangeTheWorld campaign.