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No to Violence Against Women; Visit16Days16stories Campaign website

Submitted by: regina
On: 24/11/2016

End Violence Against Women, Take Action.

The 16 days of activism begin November 25, t
he International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and ends on 10 December, Human Rights Day.

The United Nations website reports  that UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said,“The extent to which violence is embedded in society means that uprooting it is also a job for all of society. That includes men and women, the media and the religious community. We can work together to address the inequality and prejudice that enable and enflame violence against women and girls,” Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka 
told an audience that wore orange in support of ending violence against women.

The aim of the celebration is to raise public awareness and mobilizing people everywhere to bring about change. This year, the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign invites you to “Orange the world,” using the colour designated by the UNiTE campaign to symbolize a brighter future without violence. Organize events to orange streets, schools and landmarks! 

"Violence against women and girls is a human rights violation, public health pandemic and serious obstacle to sustainable development. It imposes large-scale costs on families, communities and economies. The world cannot afford to pay this price." — Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General


In New York, the staff of Good Shepherd International Justice Peace Office announced that the  The #16Days16Stories Campaign website is live!  
 
Cecilie Kern of GSIJP encourages all to visit the site now to watch the campaign launch video, and come back every day from November 25th-December 10th for daily videos, highlighting the stories of women who have been trafficked, as well as providing questions to reflect upon, points to ponder and actions for advocacy.

Watch video.