WCO Timor-Leste staff coming together wearing orange symbolizing a brighter future without violence

The World Health Assembly has endorsed in May 2016 the global plan of action on violence against women and girls, and also against children. Member States of the WHO adopted the “Global plan of action to strengthen the role of the health system within a national multisectoral response to address interpersonal violence, in particular against women and girls and against children” at the 69th World Health Assembly. With 1 in 3 women globally experiencing intimate partner violence and/or sexual violence by a non-partner, the global plan of action provides a strong mandate to address violence against women and girls as a global and urgent public health problem. The plan provides guidance for Ministries of Health to accelerate the implementation of the health sector’s contribution within multisectoral efforts to end violence against women and girls.

Joining hands with the SEA Region’s commitment, WCO-Timor-Leste shows its solidarity to eliminate violence against women and girls wearing Orange symbolizing a brighter future.