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VIDEO: 'We must break the vicious cycle of gender discrimination'

EU Development Commissioner on why now is the time to shift social norms and break the vicious cycle of gender discrimination.

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"The European Week of Action for Girls is indeed a remarkable opportunity to raise our voices and demand equal rights and opportunities for all women and girls, wherever they are in the world," says European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica.

"But for me, fighting for women's and girls' rights and empowerment is not a one-week matter. It is one of my key priorities, in my every day work and wherever I go as Commissioner."