"It is time to further our collective action to end violence against women and girls for good", the Secretary-General said marking the Day, which on 25 November, highlights that around the world, more than 1 in 3 women in their lives have experienced physical violence, sexual violence, or both.
Each year on November 25 the world marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, while for the next 16 days, from November 25 through to December 10 (Human Rights Day), the world will mark 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence to raise public awareness and mobilise people all over the world to bring about change.
"We must resolutely continue our efforts to prevent violence against women, protect and enhance the rights of women, and strengthen their status in society".
Sadiq also called upon the civil society, NGOs, global development partners, media, corporate sector and particularly women to come forward and play their role for protection of women's rights against violence.
Thousands took to the streets of Madrid on Saturday to protest violence against women, just as Spain reels from a grisly trial over an alleged gang rape.
"Girls are left more vulnerable in situations of violence and exploitation when their views are overlooked".
Display challenges the myth that clothing has anything to do with sexual violence
In 2012, nearly half of all women who were victims of intentional homicide worldwide were killed by an intimate partner or family member, compared to 6% of male victims.
Trudeau's comments came in a statement made to acknowledge the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
On this day, let us remember that all of us have a critical role to play in ending violence against women.
The research, released Friday, said violence against health-care workers is pervasive within the walls of hospitals across Ontario.
The UN in Afghanistan has called for united action by all Afghans to end violence against women and girls. She said a new campaign, 16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, will be launched following the conference. "When we talk about leaving no one behind, we want to identify all these different forms of violence that women experience".
The UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign invites you to "Orange the world", using the colour designated by the campaign to symbolize a brighter future without violence.