22 Nov / UNiTE to End Violence against Women
November 25 for the third year in a row. Dianova will joins the UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign. A global action of the United Nations
Torres Vedras, November 22. In recent years, many voices begin to rise to say loud and clear that enough is enough. Violence against women and girls is unbearable! All thanks to movements such as #OrangeTheWorld, #MeToo, #TimesUp, #NiUnaMenos, #NotOneMore, #BalanceTonPorc.
Indeed, violence against women concerns us all now. This is the reason why we all have a role to play in bringing violence to an end.
Violence against women and girls takes various forms around the world. To demonstrate:
> At least 200 million women and girls alive today have undergone female genital mutilation.
> 650 million women get married before their 18th birthday.
> Half of the women murdered around the world were killed by a relative or partner.
> And 71% of all trafficking victims are women and girls, and 3 out of 4 are trafficked for sexual exploitation!
Dianova International Network joins the UN campaign End Violence against Women
Therefore, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Dianova launches a campaign to raise public awareness of this violence. In a word: our contribution to bring it to an end in the near future.
This online campaign will endure for 16 days of activism. Specifically, until December 10 International Human Rights Day. Overall, it relies on a series of articles, testimonials and documents of interest.
Besides, Dianova’s campaign is in line with the achievement of Goal 5 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Particularly, a world “in which all women and girls enjoy full gender equality. And all legal, social, and economic barriers for their empowerment were removed.”
As shown above, the goal is to denouncing the different forms of violence that women suffer in our societies.
Dianova International Call-to-Action to end Violence against Women
As Montse Rafel, Director General of Dianova International emphasizes: “Inequalities between men and women exist at all levels of our societies. Women have lower wages than men. More unstable jobs. And they spend twice as much time on domestic chores as men. Considered as a whole, these form a symbolic violence that contributes to maintaining other forms of violence against women.”
Henceforth, the “UNiTE to End Violence against Women” campaign invites the general public to become more of aware of this reality. How? Six pictures represent a diversity of situations of violence.
The pictures invite to a reflection far. Specifically, by proposing to look at the present of 2018 from the viewpoint of the future in the year 2030.
In 2030, our society has become more just and there is zero tolerance to violence against women. But how was it back then? #2030StopGenderViolence