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As members of GWL Voices, committed to the rights of women and to the undeniable value of international law and multilateralism as the only means to ensure peace and sustainable development, we are outraged and shocked by the apalling killing of Palestinian-American journalist Shirine Abu Akleh on May 11th.

There can be no justification for this atrocious act.

We join all those who have condemned the indefensible killing of Shireen Abu Akleh and have called for “an immediate, thorough, transparent, and impartial investigation into her death”, as the UN Security Council statement expressed.

We also raise our voices to call for an immediate cessation of all forms of violence against women in general and women journalists in particular.

Shirine Abu Akleh