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In Focus: Orange the World, #HearMeToo

Building on the momentum of global movements and grassroots campaigns such as ‘#MeToo’, “#TimesUp”, “#BalanceTonPorc” “#NiUnaMenos”, #MetooIndia and “HollaBack!”, the UN theme for this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (25 November – 10 December) is “Orange the World: #HearMeToo”. #HearMeToo brings to the forefront the voices of women and girls who have survived violence, who are defending women’s rights every day, who are taking action—many of them very far away from the limelight or media headlines. More

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    My Story: End Violence against Women and Girls

    When it comes to ending violence against women and girls, we all have a story to tell. In up to eight words, create a short story about your experience of violence or support for survivors. Then, share your “story card” with the world. More

  • Orange the World: #HearMeToo, end violence against women and girls

    Orange the World

    The UNiTE Campaign will celebrate this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, under the theme “Orange the World: #HearMeToo”. More

  • Women and a man in Rwanda check the "Buy From Women" mobile platform on a cell phone. Photo: UN Women/Sandra Hollinger

    International Women’s Day 2019: Think equal, build smart, innovate for change

    The theme for International Women’s Day 2019, which will take place on 8 March, is “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”. The theme will focus on innovative ways in which we can advance gender equality and the empowerment of women, particularly in the areas of social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure. More

  • The abuelas of Sepur Zarco pose for a photo. Photo:  UN Women/Ryan Brown

    Sepur Zarco case: The Guatemalan women who rose for justice in a war-torn nation

    The full story about the groundbreaking case where Guatemalan women raped and enslaved during the civil war fought for justice at the highest court, and won. More

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#HearMeToo: A message from UN Women’s Executive Director
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. (Photo: Marco Grob.)

On this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November), we honour and amplify the voices of survivors and grassroots activists. Under the UN theme, “Orange the World: #HearMeToo,” UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka issues a call to listen to and believe survivors, to end the culture of silencing and to put survivors at the centre of our responses. More

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