Call to Action — “UNiTE! Activism to End Violence against Women and Girls!”

Joint statement by United Nations entities for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2022. Gender-based violence against women and girls (VAWG) is one of the worst manifestations of discrimination against women and remains the most widespread and pervasive human rights violation worldwide affecting more than an estimated 1 in 3 women, a figure that has remained largely unchanged over the last decade. According to the latest estimates, more than 5 women or girls are killed every hour by someone in their own family [1].…

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UN Women rallies partners to take a stand against sexual violence on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, multiple events worldwide, such as marches, art competitions, cycling rallies and marathons will be organized as part of the UN System-wide activities for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, to urge actions to end this scourge that impacts one in three women worldwide. At the UN, the annual 16 Days campaign, which mobilizes governments and public alike, is commemorated under the umbrella of the Secretary-General’s campaign UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women. The…

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