Each year the United Nations Secretary General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women calls upon governments, UN entities, civil society organisations and individuals across the world to raise awareness and create opportunities for discussion about gender-based violence.
The campaign known as 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence 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.
This year, the UNiTE campaign will mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence using the underlying theme “Leave No One Behind: End Violence Against Women and Girls”. The theme reinforces the UNiTE campaign’s commitment to a world free from violence for ALL women and girls, including refugees, migrants, minorities, indigenous peoples, and populations affected by conflict and natural disasters, amongst others.
This is our time to join others globally to consciously embrace the notion of peace in our lives, and take action to improve the lives of women and girls.
For further information about 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence and how you can be involved visit: http://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/ending-violence-against-women/take-action/16-days-of-activism