Yesterday was the International Day to End Violence Against Women. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has proclaimed the 25th day of every month to be an #orangeday as a visible means of solidarity for men and women who oppose violence against women and girls.
16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence was initiated in 1991. Beginning on November 25th of each year, it is an international campaign designed to raise awareness for gender-based violence and a call to action for advocates to rise up and promote change.
The Secretary-General’s Unite Campaign asks everyone to #orangeurworld through December 10th, the International Human Rights Day. The message is clear: gender-based violence is a serious violation of human rights that impacts the security of entire nations.
For more information on how you can become involved, please visit the #16daysofactivism campain page at Say NO – UNiTE.