16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence #SheSaidNo
Violence against women and girls remains pervasive worldwide, affecting more than an estimated 1 in 3 women (a figure that has remained largely unchanged over the last decade.) This means that in their lifetime, around 736 million women will be subjected to physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner, non-partner or both. However, this figure would be even higher if it included the full continuum of violence that affects women and girls including sexual harassment, violence in digital contexts, harmful practices and sexual exploitation.
The recent UN Women-UNODC study shows that, on average, more than five women or girls were killed every hour by intimate partners or other family members in 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified violence against women and girls as a parallel “shadow” pandemic, and has also exposed and exacerbated deep structural inequalities. Multiple global crises, such as COVID-19, wars and climate change-coupled with the backlash against women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights-are further diminishing the outlook for gender equality.
UN Women Türkiye launched #SheSaidNo Campaign to raise public awareness and invite all actors to stand together against intimate partner violence. This report provides detailed information on the reached numbers, the results of the quiz that was run on Instagram and the support the campaign has received from the partners.