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Putting the ‘Move’ in the Movement to End Violence Against Women and Girls

November 25, 2016

Today we recognize the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and reaffirm our commitment to ending violence against women. Today also marks the beginning of UN Women’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, which spans the sixteen days between November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and December 10, International Human Rights Day. The symbolic linking of these two days draws attention to the fact that violence against women is a violation of human rights.

This year, the 16 Days of Activism campaign is “Orange the World: Raise Money to End Violence against Women and Girls.” This campaign focuses on the need for sustainable funding and resources for initiatives to end violence against women and girls. In order to be able to create real and significant change for women and girls worldwide – and ultimately create a world free from violence – requires sufficient funding and resources.

Violence against women the figures. One in three women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence. Abut 7 percent of women have been sexually assaulted by someone other than their partner. More than 125 million women and girls alive today have undergone some form of female genital mutilation/cutting.

When you get involved, you make a difference in the lives of tens of thousands of survivors affected by domestic violence each day. Working together, we can eradicate domestic violence. Help us #orangetheworld this year during the 16 Days of Activism by: