International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2018

by mattlynes on 15 November, 2018

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women takes place annually on the 25th November. It marks the start of 16 days of activism that ends on 10th December, International Human Rights Day. The campaign is managed by UN Women who have proclaimed every 25th of the month as ‘Orange Day’ to take action to raise awareness and prevent violence against women.

Violence against women is one of the most widespread and devastating human rights violations in our world today and it often goes under the radar. To put this human right violation into perspective, one in three women have experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifetime.

This year, the key theme is ‘Orange the World: #HearMeToo’. The theme encourages UNiTE partners to host events and create opportunities for dialogue between activists, policy-makers and the public. This dialogue is critical in addressing and overcoming the issues of violence against women. Many iconic buildings and landmarks around the world will be ‘oranged’ to recall the need for a future free from violence.

You can follow and take part in the events on social media using the hash tags #OrangeUrWorld, #OrangeTheWorld, #HearMeToo, #EndVAW.

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