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To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the EU Delegation to the UN in Geneva organized a screening of the movie "Rafiki", which was financially supported by the EU ACP Programme. Stavros Lambrinidis, EU Special Representative for Human Rights, attended the screening and took part in a public debate following the screening.
"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.