International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women - Nov 25

Event Dates: 
11/25/21


 

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women - Nov 25

 

In 2020, COVID-19 touched our lives in nearly every way, everywhere, as countries went into lockdown and restricted movement to contain the spread of the virus. As doors closed and isolation began, reports of all forms of violence against women and girls, particularly domestic violence, began to rise.

The pandemic of violence against women is not new. Even before COVID-19 hit us, globally, 243 million women and girls were abused by their intimate partners in the past year. The COVID-19 pandemic intensified the violence, even as support services faltered and accessing help became harder.

As we mark the annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence campaign (25 November – 10 December), UN Women is joining hands with survivors, activists, decision-makers, the UN system, and people from every walk of life, to shine a light on the need for funding, essential services, prevention and data that shapes better-informed responses.

Ending violence against women is everyone’s business.

Here are just ten ways you can make a difference, safely and impactfully.

Sent to WNPJ by:

Congregation of Sisters of St Agnes – Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation Office

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