16 days of activism

One in three women worldwide experience gender-based violence.

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 will be a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world.

The United Nations Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign (UNiTE) global advocacy theme this year is: Orange the World: #HearMeToo

Under the theme, the UNiTE partners are encouraged to host events with local, national, regional and global women’s movements, survivor advocates and women human rights defenders and create opportunities for dialogue between activists, policy-makers and the public. These events may take place through physical as well as through online platforms. Creative mediums and the arts may be used to support storytelling and advocacy through the voices of the women and girls.

As in previous years, the colour orange will be a key theme unifying all activities, with buildings and landmarks lit and decorated in orange to bring global attention to the initiative.

More information about the campaign and tools and resources, visit this page.