Worldwide, violence against women and girls, is the most pervasive violation of human rights. Since the pandemic began, 45% of women reported that they or a woman they know, have experienced a form of violence against women or girls. 7 in 10 women said they think that verbal or physical abuse by a partner has become more common, 6 in 10 felt that sexual harassment in public spaces has worsened. (Source: UN Women 2021).
To promote awareness and join forces to end violence against women and girls, since 2008, UN Women organize every year the campaign 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence around the world. This year’s theme is UNITE! Activism to end violence against women and girls!
The campaign commenced on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and will end on 10 December, Human Rights Day.
The project ACT supports this initiative. There are many things that everyone can do to contribute to end this emergency and we want to do our part!
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UNITE! Activism to end violence against women and girls!