16 days of activism – 2018

16 days of activism - Orange the World
16 days of activism – Orange the World

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.

UN’s CSocD55

Board members Marlyn Tadros and Melissa Dailey have attended  the 55th Session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD55), 1-10 February 2017“. The conference’s topic was “Strategies for the eradication of poverty to achieve sustainable development for all”.  Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world were invited to attend the CSocD55.

NGO committee for social development
Civil society network

Civil Society Declaration.

Concluding its fifty-fifth session on 10 February 2017, the Commission for Social Development approved without a vote three draft resolutions for adoption by the Economic and Social Council that addressed issues of African development, youth and the rights of persons with disabilities.

Among the three texts approved today was one on the social dimensions of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (document E/CN.5/2017/L.5), which would have the Council welcome progress by African Governments to implement the New Partnership for Africa’s Development, notably by deepening democracy, human rights, good governance and sound economic management.