16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
This year, the UN system will mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence (25 Nov – 10 Dec) under the theme set by the SG’s UNiTE campaign, which directly reflects the four pillars of the UN Political Engagement Strategy on GBV in the context of COVID-19:
With the alarming rise of domestic violence reports during the pandemic lockdowns from millions of women worldwide and with a staggering 40% rise in some countries, this year’s 16 Days of Activism is more urgent than ever.
Through this year’s theme, UN Women is calling upon governments around the world to Fund (women’s organisations), Respond (to survivors needs), Prevent (by addressing social norms that normalize violence against women and girls) and Collect (data to inform policies and programmes).
The campaign will continue drawing on the call to “orange” the world to symbolize a brighter future for women and girls free from violence.
This year’s messaging embeds the global policy measures [Aug] and UN Secretary-General Political Engagement Strategy on GBV in context of COVID-19.