Sixteen Days of Activism against Gender Violence
16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 2016
Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016
In 2016, the UNiTE campaign strongly emphasises the need for sustainable financing for efforts to end violence against women and girls towards the fulfilment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
One of the major challenges to efforts to prevent and end violence against women and girls worldwide is the substantial funding shortfall. As a result, resources for initiatives to prevent and end violence against women and girls are severely lacking. Frameworks such as the Sustainable Development Goals, which includes a specific target on ending violence against women and girls, offer huge promise, but must be adequately funded in order to bring real and significant changes in the lives of women and girls.
To bring this issue to the fore, the UN Secretary-General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women’s call for the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence in 2016 is ‘Orange the World: Raise Money to End Violence against Women and Girls’. The initiative provides a moment to bring the issue of sustainable financing for initiatives to prevent and end violence against women to global prominence and also presents the opportunity for resource mobilisation for the issue.
Please share your photos to sharon.carter-burke[at]unwomen.org with brief descriptions (two paragraphs) on your 16 Days Activities and the MCO Caribbean will feature them on our Facebook page to share the Caribbean experiences and best practices with a global audience.
You can also share your photos, messages and videos showing how you orange the world at facebook.com/SayNO.UNiTE and twitter.com/SayNO_UNiTE using #orangetheworld and #16days. For more information about “Orange the world,” click here to access this year’s Call to Action and fundraising toolkit. For more information about Orange Day, please contact Anna Alaszewski, UNiTE Campaign Coordinator, anna.alaszewski[at]unwomen.org.