16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence 2013 (November 25-December 10)

The UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign has proclaimed the 25th of every month as Orange Day – a day to take action to raise awareness and prevent violence against women and girls.  The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence Campaign is an opportunity to make these actions bigger and bolder.

Since 1991, the 16 Days Campaign has represented a time to come together and take action to end violence against women and girls.  Join Say NO — UNiTE in taking a stand.  From November 25 (the International Day of Elimination of Violence against Women) to December 10 (International Human Rights Day), the campaign calls on individuals and groups around the world to act to end all forms of violence against women and girls.

There are many ways you can show your support for the campaign.  On Facebook, you can join the Orange Your World in 16 Days event.  There, you can post about the actions you might take, such as wearing orange, organizing panel events, and inviting local women’s organizations to speak about the issue.  Throughout the 16 Days, you can also share your activities on Twitter.  Use the hashtag #orangeurworld, and direct your messages to @SayNO_UNiTE.

Over the next 16 days, orange your home, your streets, and your schools.  For more ideas during the campaign, you can visit http://saynotoviolence.org.

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