UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik), Anastasia Levchenko — On Friday, UN Women for Peace Association held an annual "March in March" luncheon to raise awareness of the widespread violations of women's rights around the world.
"Abuse of women's rights is widespread. Violence against women is a very serious problem. Therefore, it is very important to address it at a global level. Such events are important," Ban Soon-Taek told Sputnik on Friday.
The Islamic State (IS, also known as Daesh) terrorist group is selling girls for as little as $25. As many as 2.5 million people are annually trafficked for prostitution, forced labour, slavery or servitude.