Tag: Orange the World in 16 Days

Day 1 Violence against Women and girls

Violence against women and girls is a violation of human rights and a pressing global issue. Violence against women and girls is not inevitable. Violence against women and girls can and should be prevented. In order to sustain and advance efforts to prevent and end violence against women and girls, the issue must be prioritized in the new global development… Read more →

Zonta Says No

“Violence against girls, in all its forms, is a grave human rights violation rooted in gender inequality. When an adolescent girl experiences violence, often perpetrated by those closest to her, she has limited choices and opportunities. Without redress, the effects of such violence will last throughout her lifetime and may extend to future generations.” Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN… Read more →

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 →