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United to end the violence against women
. Ban Ki-moon
"Break the silence. When you witness violence against women and girls, do not sit back. Act."
Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary-General

Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon
Men must teach each other that real men do not violate or oppress women – and that a woman’s place is not just in the home or the field, but in schools and offices and boardrooms.


Network of Men Leaders

Members of the Secretary-General’s Network of Men Leaders

Knut Storberget

Knut Storberget

Knut Storberget has been a protector of the vulnerable for many years, as well as being politically active.

Mr. Storberget graduated with a law degree from the University of Oslo in 1990. From 1992 he practised as a lawyer until he was elected to the Norwegian Parliament in 2001, and became a member of the Standing Committee on Justice. In 2002 he earned the entitlement to plead before the Supreme Court. 

Mr. Storberget became Minister of Justice and the Police of Norway in 2005 and is currently in his second term. Since taking office, he has made ending violence against women a top priority for the Norwegian government. In June 2009, he hosted a Council of Europe conference on the topic, “Breaking the silence – united against domestic violence”.