Zagreb - Croatian lawmakers stood up during a session of Parliament on Friday in symbolic support of the "One Billion Rising" campaign aimed at ending violence against women in the world and promoting gender equality.
According to UN statistics, a billion women worldwide experience violence and many will not survive it.
The "One Billion Rising" campaign is being conducted simultaneously in 190 countries and has been joined by more than 15,000 organisations and individuals, including members of governments and parliaments.
Women's rights groups and civil society organisations in Zagreb will promote the campaign at an event scheduled for Friday afternoon. (HINA)