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.
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:
- Joining the conversation on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Google+ and sharing how you orange the world by using #orangetheworld and #16days
- Donating to support our work
- Being a voice for survivors by becoming a Charter Member of NNEDV
- Having an informed conversation about domestic violence
- Showing your support for equality and nonviolence by shopping in NNEDV’s online store