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.
This year, the UNiTE Campaign will mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence under the overarching theme, “Leave No One Behind: End Violence against Women and Girls”— reflecting the core principle of the transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Orange Spotlight Days, will focus on the far-reaching consequences of violence against women and girls within some of the most marginalized and underserved groups.
Orange Spotlight Days
22 November 2017: The Official UN Commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
25 November International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
27 November Spotlight on Violence against Indigenous Women and Girls
29 November Spotlight on Women Human Rights Defenders
International Women Human Rights Defenders Day
3 December Spotlight on Violence against Women with Disabilities
International Day Persons with Disabilities
7 December Spotlight on Violence against Women in Rural Communities
10 December International Human Rights Day
For more information visit UN Women.