16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based ViolenceBack

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), the 16 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 this year under the theme: “Every Woman has a Story!” to put the spotlight on the voices of survivors and activists.

The United Nations in Georgia recorded the video address calling for firm stand on violence against women.

On the occasion of the opening of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence campaign, on November 25 the TV tower overlooking Georgia's capital Tbilisi will be illuminated  in orange,  the official colour of the campaign.

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