International Day to Eliminate Violence against Women
“Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!”
Opening session, 25 November 2020
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is an international campaign that takes place each year since 1991. It commences on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and ends on 10 December, Human Rights Day, indicating that violence against women is the most pervasive breach of human rights worldwide. It is used as an organizing strategy by individuals, institutions and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.
Every year the United Nations Secretary-General’s campaign, UNiTE to End Violence against Women (UNiTE), calls for global action to increase awareness and create opportunities for addressing GBV. The United Nations system participates in the 16 Days of Activism Campaign by organising a range of events: marches, exhibits, concerts, sporting events, debates, etc. The Rome-based agencies (RBAs) of the United Nations put together a joint programme.
On 25 November – the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls – the RBAs will open the annual 16 Days of Activism with an event hosted by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
This year, we invite colleagues and partners to see at how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected gender inequalities at a domestic level- increasing not only physical violence against women and girls, but also sexual, economic and psychological violence.
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