The abuse of women is one of the most widespread human rights violations.
It has many forms, including physical and sexual violence, female genital mutilation and child marriage.
The long-term effects on the survivors are severe.
To confront the crisis, the EU and the UN launched the Spotlight initiative in 2017.
That initiative is now being launched in Africa in partnership with the African Union.
Presenter: Folly Bah Thibault
Amina J Mohammed – Deputy secretary-general of the UN
Jutta Urpilainen – EU commissioner for International Partnerships