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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

  • Emmanuella Zandi Mudherwa. Photo: UN Women/ Carlos Ngeleka

    #HearMeToo says Africa

    Emmanuella Zandi Mudherwa was only seven years old when she was raped. Today she works with other women and girls who have experienced violence, and wants every survivor to be known as victorious. More

  • Hajer Sharief, co-founder of “Together We Build it”. Photo: UN Women/ Mohamed Ezz

    #HearMeToo stories from the Arab States

    From survivors in Jordan to peacebuilders in Libya and a Palestinian police officer who has dedicated his life to stopping violence against women, hear the voices of brave women and men from the region. More

  • Talamai Soren in Lamba Basti village in Kishanganj district in Bihar, India. Photo: UN Women/Biju Boro

    #HearMeToo stories from Asia Pacific

    Meet the Indian women who are boycotting weddings with child brides, the Thai activist who started the conversation about consent, the first female justice of Afghanistan’s Supreme Court, and more. More

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    #HearMeToo from Europe and Central Asia

    Learn about bride kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan and hear from women’s rights defenders and activists from the region who have taken a stand against violence. More

  • Elisa Zepeda Lagunas

    #HearMeToo Latin America and the Caribbean

    Hear from activists across Latin America and the Caribbean who are working to stop sexual harassment in public spaces, protect domestic workers and end violence against women in politics. More

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The empowerment of women and girls with disabilities: Towards full and effective participation and gender equality

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

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 ►

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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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