Tag: gender-based violence

End violence against women and girls now

“States have an obligation to address violence against women. But we also need to change attitudes. One in three women is a victim of violence—but this is a men’s issue. Men are responsible for most of the threats and violence against women. Often, these men are close to the victims—fathers, husbands, boyfriends or supervisors.” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Read more →

International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women and 16 Days of Activism

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign which takes place each year, and runs from 25 November, (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women), to 10 December (Human Rights Day), also encompassing other important key dates. The ‘16 Days Campaign’ is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and groups around the world… Read more →