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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

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho
Photo: Paul Macleod

Author Paul Coelho’s best-selling books, such as “The Alchemist” and “The Pilgrimage,” enchant readers from around the world. He has won numerous international awards for his works, which have been translated into more than 65 languages.

A native of Rio de Janeiro,  he has used this global appeal to combat poverty and help underprivileged members of Brazilian society through his Paulo Coelho Institute. He is also an advocate of multiculturalism through his work with UNESCO as a Special Counselor for Intercultural Dialogues and Spiritual Convergences.

A political activist since his youth, Mr. Coelho was designated as a United Nations Messenger of Peace in September 2007.