Orange the world: Hear Me Too
From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. The international campaign originated from the first Women's Global Leadership Institute coordinated by the Center for Women's Global Leadership in 1991.
For far too long, impunity, silence and stigma have allowed violence against women to escalate to pandemic proportions—one in three women worldwide experience gender-based violence.
The time for change is here and now.
In recent years, the voices of survivors and activists have reached a crescendo that cannot be silenced any more. Advocates understand that while the names and contexts may differ across geographic locations, women and girls everywhere are experiencing extensive abuse and their stories need to be brought to light.
This is why this years Campaign’s global advocacy theme is: Orange the World: #HearMeToo
Violence Against Women in the Americas: Data and Action
Thursday, November 29, to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) will hold the event "Violence against women in the Americas: Data and Action". This event is organized in collaboration with the World Bank, the Global Women's Institute of the George Washington University, the Permanent Representative of Canada to the Organization of American States (OAS) and UN Women Caribbean.