• 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

    16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

    Each year on November 25 the world marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, while for the next 16 days, from November 25 through to December 10 (Human Rights Day), the16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence will be marked to raise public awareness and mobilise people to bring about change.

    Violence against women and girls is a global scourge and unfortunately still one of the largest human rights violations worldwide.  One in three women globally continues to suffer from abuses at home or in the workplace during her lifetime.  At least one out of seven women has experienced violence  in Georgia.

    The United Nations in Georgia will mark the 16 Days of Activism  Against Gender-Based Violence this year under the theme: "Every Woman has a Story!” to put the spotlight on the voices of survivors and activists.

     

     

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  • Human Rights Day - Statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet

    Human Rights Day - Statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet

     

    GENEVA (9 December 2019) – This has been a year of tremendous activism – notably by young people. It is particularly fitting that this year we mark Human Rights Day during the crucial UN conference in Madrid to uphold climate justice. We owe a debt of gratitude to all those millions of children, teenagers and young adults who have been standing up and speaking out more and more loudly about the crisis facing our planet.

    Rightly, these young people are pointing out that it is their future which is at stake, and the future of all those who have not yet even been born. It is they who will have to bear the full consequences of the actions, or lack of action, by the older generations who currently run governments and businesses, the decision-makers on whom the future of individual countries, regions and the planet as whole depends.

     

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