How can we change minds to end violence against women?


Within the framework of the 16 Days of Activism Campaign against Gender-based Violence, and the European Union year to end violence against women and girls, we organized a collective social media action on November 30, 2017. We asked netizens around the world, particularly in the Western Balkans and Turkey, to respond to the question “How can we change minds to end violence against women?” The post was shared simultaneously on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in Albanian, Bosnian, English, Macedonian, Montenegrin, Serbian and Turkish languages. From November 30 to December 05 (2017), the post was shared 260 times by 230 users across multiple social media platforms reaching a total of 13,180,932 people on the internet.

Poll Results

EVAWG Poll Result

Results by country

Poll result by country
This poll aimed at capturing ideas and recommendations on how to change minds to end violence against women. The results will build into the work of our regional programme “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds” on ending violence against women in the Western Balkans and Turkey.
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