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African Countries Send Representatives to the Summit of Mount Kilimanjaro as part of the UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign

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Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, 5 March 2012 – Today, 75 men, women and youth commenced their three-day trek to the top of Africa’s highest mountain – Mt. Kilimanjaro, standing at 5,895m or 19,341-ft above sea level with an extraordinary humanitarian objective. The 75 climbers, representing 36 African countries, 14 United Nations agencies, businesses, women’s rights activists and civil society organisations, are participating in a continent-wide campaign to end violence against women and girls. This initiative is part of Africa UNiTE, the Africa component of the United Nations Secretary-General’s global campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women.

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