UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

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Young school girls organize themselves before the March to End Gender-Based Violence in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.  One sign reads: "Refrain from using abusive language for Women and Children". Photo: UN Women/Deepika Nath
In Focus: Leave no one behind – End violence against women

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, a global campaign spanning from 25 November through 10 December, is taking place this year against the backdrop of an unprecedented global outcry. At the heart of this year’s theme, “Leave No One Behind – End Violence against Women”, is the imperative to support those who are particularly vulnerable. The UNiTE Campaign is calling on everyone to join the movement to end violence against women, using the colour orange to make your action visible. Everyone has a role to play! More

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Support UN Women’s efforts in the Caribbean. Donate now! Nadia John thanks Farmala Jacobs, acting Executive Director of the Directorate of Gender Affairs, after receiving a dignity kits following Hurricane Irma in Barbuda. Photo: Antigua and Barbuda Directorate of Gender Affairs/Nneka Nicholas.
A life without the threat of violence for everyone: leave no one behind

In a message for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says, “Violence against women and girls is not inevitable. There are many ways to prevent violence in the first place and to stop cycles of violence repeating…At the heart of today’s theme of 'leaving no one behind’, is leaving no one out.” More

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Two sexual violence investigators on the Justice Rapid Response-UN Women SGBV Justice Experts Roster who were deployed to the UN’s investigations in Syria and Iraq, and four survivor-witnesses they met during their work, examine brave efforts to bring perpetrators to justice, and the importance of quality and timely investigations of sexual and gender-based violence.

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