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Orange the World: #HearMeToo

Monday, November 26, 2018

This year, UN Women and partners around the world are marking the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (25 November – 10 December) under the theme of “Orange the World: #HearMeToo". Coming on the heels of global movements and grassroots campaigns such as ‘#MeToo’, “#TimesUp”, “#BalanceTonPorc” “#NiUnaMenos”, #MeTooIndia and “HollaBack!”, the 16 Days of Activism will be a rallying moment to bring together... More

Kosovo Football Federation takes stand against gender-based violence in decisive football match ahead of the 16 Days of Activism

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

On Tuesday, 20 November, not only did Kosovo’s Football Team get one step closer to qualify for the 2020 European Football Championship, it also took a stand to end gender-based violence targeting women and girls. In the decisive match contending for the top of the group and promotion in the UEFA Nations League, Kosovo played Azerbaijan and won the home game –4:0. More

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, youth harness the power of tech to combat violence against women and girls

Thursday, December 14, 2017

A 48-hour Hackathon in Sarajevo brought gender and tech experts together with youth from all around the country to generate new tech solutions to combat violence against women and girls. More

Expert’s take: “Neither men, nor women should be objectified by advertising”

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

I remember the morning that I received an aggressive message on social media. It was a comment on an article I shared about several Moldovan companies being sanctioned for the first time for using sexist images and text in their advertising. More

Women Survivors of Violence Demand Immediate Actions to End Violence Against Women and Girls in Moldova

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Women survivors of violence and 22 organizations that form the "Life without Domestic Violence” National Coalition made an appeal to public authorities and the society to take immediate actions to combat violence against women. More

Students of “Marin Barleti” University in Albania discuss elimination of violence against women and girls

Friday, December 1, 2017

Youth involvement is crucial to fight gender-based violence. To engage youth in the issue, UN Women took part in an open discussion at “Marin Barleti” University in Tirana. Agustela Nini-Pavli, UN Women Technical Project Analyst for ending violence against women, discussed current national legal frameworks and policy measures on violence against women in Albania and key obligations steaming from the international obligations under CEDAW and the Istanbul Convention with students of law and social sciences. More

Press release: OK Live will feature anonymous streaming in support of global campaign against gender-based violence

Thursday, November 23, 2017

OK and UN Women will bring anonymous live-streaming to the OK Live app for one day on Saturday, 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The participants will be able to record anonymously their personal stories and share how they have taken action and what needs to be done to end violence against women and girls. More

Orange the World, Leave No One Behind

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

This year, UN Women and partners around the world are marking the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (25 November – 10 December) under the theme of “Leave No One Behind: End Violence against Women and Girls” . A host of public events—from marches, exhibits and concerts to sporting events—are being organized under the banner of the UN Secretary-General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women by 2030, using the signature colour orange. More

Turkish youth call for an end to gender-based violence

Thursday, December 22, 2016

As part of Turkey’s 16 Days of Activism campaign activities, more than 100 students from Ankara universities attend a youth summit and read out their manifesto, Coloring the World with Equality for a Society without Violence, and share their recommendations to end gender-based discrimination. More

“Turn off violence against women” campaign has national impact

Monday, December 12, 2016

Bosnia and Herzegovina ran a “turn off” violence against women campaign as part of its 16 Days of Activism. Through a symbolic “turn off” button, the campaign reached high schools, sports clubs and even bars across the country. More

"I choose to live without violence"

Thursday, December 8, 2016

A powerful rally kicks off Albania’s national campaign against domestic violence, part of nationwide activities to launch the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. More

Serbia's orange SOS phone: A call that must be answered

Thursday, December 1, 2016

UN Women in Serbia joined the global 16 days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence campaign by installing a giant interactive SOS telephone in Belgrade’s main square as a wake-up call for violence against women and girls. More

Governments urged to invest in ending violence against women and girls

Monday, November 28, 2016

Participants at an event co-organized by UN Women say gender-based violence has significant, far-reaching impacts on families and communities and impedes achieving 2030 sustainable development goals (SDGs), which include targets to end violence against women and girls. More

Orange the World in 16 Days

Friday, November 25, 2016

This year, UN Women and partners around the world are marking the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (25 November – 10 December) under the theme of ‘Orange the World: Raise Money to End Violence against Women and Girls’. During the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, “Orange Events” will take place around the world including in Europe and Central Asia. More

“The price of no change is unacceptable”—Executive Director

Friday, November 18, 2016

Statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November, 2016 More

Gender equality champions march for women's rights in Kyrgyzstan

Thursday, March 10, 2016

To mark International Women’s Day, UN Women and young gender equality champions joined gender activists and civil society organizations in a march organized by the UNiTE movement to draw public attention to the situation of women in the Kyrgyz Republic and call all everyone to “Step it Up” by taking concrete actions to advance gender equality. More

16 Days of Activism closes in Istanbul

Friday, December 11, 2015

Istanbul concludes 16 Days of Activism with a strong message to the world: Stop violence against women now! More

"We must focus on changing attitudes and realizing women’s human rights" — Executive Director on ending violence against women

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Speech by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the Ending Violence against Women: Building on Progress to Accelerate Change meeting in Istanbul, Turkey on 9 December. More

Istanbul goes orange

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Spotlight is on prevention as landmarks across Istanbul turn orange in response to the worldwide call to action of the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign. More

Orange the World to End Violence against Women

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

This year, to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world, the UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign aims to “Orange the world.” During the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, from International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November to Human Rights Day on 10 December, “Orange Events” will take place around the world including in Europe and Central Asia. More

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