Several Indian organisations are observing the international campaign of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence initiated by UN-Women.

The international campaign 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence kicked off with the global theme, “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!” on 25th November 2020. The annual international campaign by the United Nations Women focuses on challenging gender-based violence, especially against women and children. The civil society initiative will continue until Human Rights Day on 10th December 2020. 

As per a statement by the UN General Secretary, reports have shown “an alarming increase in the already existing pandemic of violence against women.” In order to eradicate gender-based abuse, a campaign called ‘the United Nations Secretary-General’s UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women campaign’ (UNiTE campaign) has also been initiated.

From domestic violence to human trafficking, various platforms across the globe are raising their concerns about gender-based violence and so is India. Do you wish to join the cause and fight gender-based violence? Do you also want to make your voice heard? Fret not!

Here are some of the Indian organisations who are actively participating in the ‘16 Days of Activism’ campaign:

Let us know about how you plan to challenge gender-based violence.

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