“Men can and must be leaders and partners in ending violence against women. They already are. Men listen to men; they have the power to create safe and healthy spaces. Right now, men are pushing each other and themselves to change the way they think and act. Right now, men are challenging the habits and norms that perpetuate violence. And through Ring the Bell, millions of men will take that message to millions more. Ring the Bell is raising the voice of civil society in unison with the heads of state who are joining the Commit Campaign. I urge men in all walks of life, all cultures, all communities, all countries, to step up and make your promise count. Join me in ringing the bell to end violence against women.”
More about Michelle Bachelet:
Michelle Bachelet is the first Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, which was established in 2010 by the United Nations General Assembly.
Under Ms. Bachelet’s leadership, UN Women leads, supports and coordinates the work on gender equality and the empowerment of women at global, regional and national levels. Ms. Bachelet most recently served as President of Chile from 2006 to 2010. A long-time champion of women’s rights, she has advocated for gender equality and women’s empowerment throughout her career. She has also held ministerial portfolios in the Chilean Government as Minister of Defence and Minister of Health. As Defence Minister, she introduced gender policies intended to improve the conditions of women in the military and police forces. As Minister of Health, she implemented health care reform, improving attention to primary care facilities with the aim of ensuring better and faster health care response for families.
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