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Stories from the UN Archive: Feminist icon calls out violence against women

Co-founding the groundbreaking magazine Ms. in 1972, Ms. Steinem and her colleagues brought feminist issues to the forefront.

“For the first time, there are fewer females on Earth than males because of all the forms of violence,” Ms. Steinem said at UN Headquarters in 2016 to draw attention to violence against women.

Ahead of UN Women’s 16 Days campaign against gender-based violence, take a front row seat for a look at some of Ms. Steinem’s work here, part of the UN News #ThrowbackThursday series showcasing epic moments across the UN’s past. From the infamous and nearly-forgotten to world leaders and global superstars, stay tuned for a taste of the UN Audiovisual Library’s 49,400 hours of video recordings and 18,000 hours of audio chronicling.

Visit UN Video’s Stories from the UN Archive playlist here and our Podcast Classics series here. Join us next Thursday for another dive into history.

Feminist activist Gloria Steinem was among the founders of Ms. magazine in 1972.
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Feminist activist Gloria Steinem was among the founders of Ms. magazine in 1972.

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