The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is a global campaign spanning from 25 November through 10 December. It is taking place this year against the backdrop of an unprecedented global outcry. Millions have rallied behind the hashtag #MeToo and other campaigns, exposing the sheer magnitude of sexual harassment and other forms of violence that women everywhere suffer, every day. Breaking the silence is the first step to transforming the culture of gender-based violence.
At the heart of this year’s theme, “Leave No One Behind – End Violence against Women”, for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and UNiTE Campaign’s observance of the 16 Days of Activism to End Violence against Women, is the imperative to support those who are particularly vulnerable. The UNiTE Campaign is calling on everyone to join the movement to end violence against women, using the colour orange to make your action visible.
Makhzoumi Foundation also joined the campaign. The Foundation has been supporting women for long through all its activities and projects in cooperation with international and local organizations including UNHCR and the Danish refugee council.