To raise awareness and trigger action to end the global scourge of violence against women and girls, the UN observes International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November. The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence which follow (ending on 10 December, Human Rights Day) are a chance to mobilize and raise awareness.
On this International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women we say again:
It is not acceptable.
It is not inevitable.
It can be prevented.
Violence against Woman - Shame on You! Pull Your head in.
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This year, the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign invites you to “Orange YOUR Neighbourhood,” with the colour designated by the UNiTE campaign to symbolize a brighter future without violence. Organize events to orange your local streets, shops and schools!
Organizec your activities in the period between 25 November and 10 December, as per the schedule:
Tuesday, 25 November Violence against Women and girls
Wednesday, 26 November Education and Training of Women
Thursday, 27 November Women and Poverty
Friday, 28 November Women and Armed Conflict
Saturday, 29 November and
Sunday, 30 November Men and Boys in Action to #orangeurhood
Monday, 1 December Women and Health
Tuesday, 2 December Women and the Economy
Wednesday, 3 December Women in Power and Decision-Making
Thursday, 4 December Mechanisms for the Advancement of Women
Friday, 5 December Women and the Media
Saturday, 6 December and Sunday,
7 December Youth in Action to #orangeurhood
Monday, 8 December Women and the Environment
Tuesday, 9 December The Girl Child
Wednesday, 10 December The Human Rights of Women