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The United Nations top envoy in Somalia on Monday urged the government to prevent sexual and gender-based violence as Mogadishu joined an annual campaign against sexual and gender-based violence.

James Swan, special representative of the UN secretary-general for Somalia, said gender-based violence and sexual violence are a means to suppress full political, social, and economic participation of women and girls.

“Without the participation of more than half the population, sustainable peace and development will not be attained,” Swan said in a statement issued in Mogadishu. “Preventing and ending sexual and gender-based violence is essential for Somalia to achieve a better future.”

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign, which started Monday, Nov. 25, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, end on Dec. 10, the Human Rights Day. Enditem

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