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16 days of activism 2018

  16 days of activism 2018

From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world.

 

 

 

For far too long, impunity, silence and stigma have allowed violence against women to escalate to pandemic proportions—one in three women worldwide experience gender-based violence.

 

The time for change is here and now.

 

In recent years, the voices of survivors and activists, through campaigns such as #MeToo, #TimesUp, #Niunamenos, #NotOneMore, #BalanceTonPorc and others, have reached a crescendo that cannot be silenced any more. Advocates understand that while the names and contexts may differ across geographic locations, women and girls everywhere are experiencing extensive abuse and their stories need to be brought to light.

 

This is why the UNiTE Campaign’s global advocacy theme this year is: Orange the World: #HearMeToo

Orange the World: #HearMeToo UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign’s Initiative for 16 Days of Activism to End Gender-Based Violence 25 November – 10 December 2018


The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign that takes place each year. It commences on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day. It was originated by activists at the inaugural Women's Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and continues to be coordinated each year by the Center for Women's Global Leadership. It is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.

In support of this civil society initiative the 16 Days of Activism, under the leadership of the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, the United Nations Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign (UNiTE), calls for global action to increase awareness, galvanise advocacy efforts and share of knowledge and innovations. In recent years, the UNiTE campaign has utilized the colour orange to represent a brighter future, free from violence against women and girls, as a unifying theme running through all of its global activities.

 UNiTE CAMPAIGN THEME AND OBJECTIVES FOR 16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM (2018)

For far too long, impunity, silence, stigma and shame have led to an entrenched endemic of this human rights violation around the world. However, in recent years, the drive for change has garnered more visibility due largely to the determination and bravery of grassroots activists and survivor advocates, including #MeToo, #TimesUp, #Niunamenos, #NotOneMore, #BalanceTonPorc, among others.

This is why the UNiTE Campaign’s global advocacy theme year is: Orange the World: #HearMeToo The theme and activities of the UNiTE Campaign in 2018 under the global banner Orange the World: #HearMeToo, will aim to mobilise all UNiTE networks, the UN system, government partners, civil society, schools and universities, private sector, sports associations and individuals to stand in solidarity with survivor advocates and women’s human rights defenders who are working to prevent and end violence against women and girls. Under the theme Orange the World: #HearMeToo, the UNiTE partners are encouraged to host events with local, national, regional and global women’s movements, survivor advocates and women human rights defenders and create opportunities for dialogue between activists, policy makers and the public. These events may take place through physical as well as through online platforms. Creative mediums and the arts may be used to support storytelling and advocacy through the voices of the women and girls. As in previous years, the colour orange will be a key theme unifying all activities, with buildings and landmarks lit and decorated in orange to bring global attention to the initiative.



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