United Nations #orangetheworld campaign aims to eliminate violence against women

Rachel Hardy
November 26, 2017

Trudeau's comments came in a statement made to acknowledge the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Violence against women includes child marriage, domestic violence and sexual violence, rape as a weapon of war and human trafficking.

Though the #metoo campaign has brought to light the stories of hundreds of women around the world who have been sexually assaulted, the figures published by the United Nations in honor of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women reveal that not hundreds but millions of women have endured some form of sexual violence in their lifetime.

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Data from the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW), one in five women have experienced physical violence since age 15; six in 100 women reported having experienced sexual violence; four percent of women experienced physical violence during pregnancy, but only three of 10 women have sought help to stop the violence.

The CS noted GBV, has remained one of the most pervasive violence of human rights in Kenya and a big hindrance to the country's socio-economic advancement.

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"The 16 days of activism is an opportunity to raise awareness on the issue of violence against women", said B├ęchard.

"Gender-based violence is real and is often trivialized", said DeMarchi. Next year's ILO Conference in June will discuss the development of worldwide labour standards on violence against women and men at work, and the trade union movement is calling for a strong global convention to be adopted.

On this day, let us remember that all of us have a critical role to play in ending violence against women.

This theme reinforces UNiTE Campaign's commitment to a world free from violence for all women and girls around the world, while reaching the most underserved and marginalized, including refugees, migrants, minorities, indigenous peoples, and populations affected by conflict and natural disasters, amongst others, first.

Among other efforts, the United Nations launched a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual harassment and has said that it is committed to continuing the "UNiTE to End Violence against Women" Campaign, under the new title "UNiTE by 2030". According to the data, 43% of women in the European Union have endured forms of psychological violence by their partners.

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