“Women’s rights activists have to risk their lives to denounce rape in Mali. Refugees fleeing Syria are experiencing forced and early marriage in refugee communities in neighbouring countries. In Afghanistan and Pakistan, attacks are being carried out against girls who simply want an education. The facts about what the World Health Organisation recently called “a global health problem of epidemic proportions” remain basically unchanged. More than a third of all women and girls – in countries rich or poor, in peace or at war – will experience violence in their lifetimes, the overwhelming majority of them at the hands of their partner….a crime that was until recently invisible, ignored, or dismissed as an inevitable consequence of war, is now routinely addressed by the world body in charge of the maintenance of international peace and security” (linked above).