The German Ambassador to Libya, Michael Ohnmacht, has participated in the opening of the “16-day” campaign to combat violence against women, under the slogan “No to psychological and emotional violence.”

Ohnmacht said it is an opportunity for all of us to stand united and work to end this violence, the embassy said on its Facebook account, adding that violence against women is an important global issue.

The ambassador added: "We are proud to join the “Al-Amal Fi Allhah” Association in these important efforts and together we seek to raise awareness and encourage dialogue on this vital issue. We believe that through awareness and education we can promote the principle of mutual respect and equality among all."

The European Union Border Assistance Mission in Libya (EUBAM) launched on Saturday the “16-day” awareness campaign to combat violence against women. The campaign focuses on “prevention and protection,” and aims to highlight the importance of encouraging prevention and protection measures to combat violence against women.