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16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence
One in three women and girls experience violence in their lifetime. It happens in every country and every society. It happens at home, in schools, on the streets, at work, on the internet and in refugee camps. It happens during war, and even in the absence of war. Too often, it is normalized and goes unpunished. No matter where violence against women happens, what form it takes, and whom it impacts, it must be stopped.
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an annual global campaign to call for an end to violence against women and girls. The 16 days span from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day.
As in previous years, the UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign invites you to “Orange the world,” using the color designated by the campaign to symbolize a brighter future without violence. Organize events to orange streets, schools and landmarks!