The UN observes International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November. This observance raises awareness of the continuing toll of gender-based violence.
Violence against women and girls is one of the most prevalent human rights violations in the world. Globally, it is estimated that one in three women will experience physical or sexual abuse in her lifetime.
A global campaign – the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence – runs from today until 10 December, Human Rights Day. This campaign spotlights the actions being taken to end this global scourge.
UNFPA is observing the 16 Days by raising the voices of people all over the world who are working to end gender-based violence and gender inequality. See the Executive Director's statement on this observance here. See UNFPA's interactive feature here:
And join the conversation with the hashtag #16voices