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Leave No One Behind - End Violence against Women and Girls

Leave No One Behind - End Violence against Women and Girls


The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, a global campaign spanning from 25 November through 10 December, is taking place this year against the backdrop of an unprecedented global outcry. Millions have rallied behind the hashtag #MeToo and other campaigns, exposing the sheer magnitude of sexual harassment and other forms of violence that women everywhere suffer, every day. Breaking the silence is the first step to transforming the culture of gender-based violence.

At the heart of this year’s theme, “Leave No One Behind – End Violence against Women”, for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November) and UNiTE Campaign’s observance of the 16 Days of Activism to End Violence against Women (25 November – 10 December), is the imperative to support those who are particularly vulnerable. The UNiTE Campaign is calling on everyone to join the movement to end violence against women, using the colour orange to make your action visible. Find out how you can take action

One in three women and girls experience violence in their lifetime—that is one too many. It happens in every country and every society. It happens at home, in schools, on the streets, at work, on the internet and in refugee camps. It happens during war, and even in the absence of war. Too often, it is normalized and goes unpunished.

No matter where violence against women happens, what form it takes, and whom it impacts, it must be stopped. The promise of the Sustainable Development Goals—to leave no one behind—cannot be fulfilled without ending violence against women.

Ending violence against women and girls is possible. There are proven solutions for supporting and empowering survivors to stop the reoccurrence of this violence. Laws and policies are powerful tools to punish perpetrators, provide justice and services, and end impunity. There are many ways that we can resist and prevent violent norms, attitudes and behaviours that perpetuate violence against women, and everyone has a role in it.

While gender-based violence can happen to anyone, anywhere, some women and girls are particularly vulnerable—for instance, young girls and older women, women who identify as lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex, migrants and refugees, indigenous women and ethnic minorities, or women and girls living with HIV and disabilities, and those in humanitarian crises. See our top stories from around the world that show what it means to leave no one behind, and what people are doing to stop the cycle of violence against women.


Join the conversation


#Orangetheworld in #16days

Join the conversation and Orange the World in 16 Days on social media! Hashtags: #orangetheworld and #16days

Join the ‘Orange the World’ Event page on Facebook and post photos and actions happening in your country during the 16 Days of Activism.

Orange your Facebook wall, Instagram and Twitter accounts with a variety of images, banners and promotional material. A social media package with sample messages in English, Spanish and French is available here.


Join us for the 16 Days of Global Activism against Gender Based violence, spanning from 25 November through 10 December 2017. The time to act is now.


What you can do:

• Wear Orange on 25 November in world-wide solidarity to end violence against women and girls.

• ‘Orange’ your workplace/local significant monuments.

• Join in the conversation on social media platforms #orangetheworld and #16days.

Use our Facebook frame to orange your profile picture on Facebook.

Orange your profile picture on Twitter to show your support.

• Join local events in your community such as those organised by White Ribbon, Zonta, and Soroptimist International.

• Donate to the UN Women Papua New Guinea Meri Seif Bus (Safe Transport for Women) project, a temporary special measure to end violence against women and girls in PNG, supported by the New Zealand UN Women National Committee.

o By direct deposit: Make payment directly to Westpac account 03 0518 0161116 00 with your name by way of identification and “Meri Seif Bus”.

o By cheque: Make cheque payable to “UN Women National Council ANZ” and post with a note stating "Donation to the Meri Seif Bus Campaign 2017" to: UN Women National Council Aotearoa NZ, PO Box12-473, Thorndon, Wellington 6144

o By Credit Card - follow the instructions in this link.
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