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In the quest for gender equality, it feels as though every step forward is followed by two steps back. In the grip of war, global pandemics and climate change, the world has not become safer for women and girls. And the hard-won progress made by women's rights movements around the world faces a reversal. A pushback. Increasing assaults on women's right to make decisions about their own bodies. Mounting obstacles to girls' education and leadership. Rising cases of disappearances and of women being killed just for being women.
Violence against women and girls, online or offline, cannot and will not go unchecked. Now's our moment to add momentum to the growing movement against violence, oppression and repression. Against the pushback, we push forward. By using our votes to elevate more women, at every level, into positions of power. By enshrining the right to freedom of choice and education. By protecting disempowered communities and advocating for survivors' rights. And by taking action to end all violence against women and girls. The only way forward is forward.
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