Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the UN has launched the “Orange YOUR Neighbourhood” campaign. UN Women , its partners and public and private entities acts performed worldwide with orange as a protagonist to raise awareness and show solidarity with survivors of abuse. This is the color chosen to symbolize the hope for a future without violence for women and girls . And besides, is also the color of Worldcoo as part of its corporate identity. So we wanted to join the initiative and convey the message loud and clear to all parts of the world .
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence which follow (ending on 10 December, Human Rights Day) are a chance to mobilize and raise awareness in order to end this grave violation of human rights of women presenting these figures:
1 in 3 women have experienced physical or sexual violence , mainly by an intimate partner ;
about 120 million girls have been forced intercourse or other sexual acts at some point in their lives;
and 133 million women and girls have been undergone female genital mutilation.
We leave the message of the Executive Director for the occasion and an infographic that explains the different ways in which this pandemia is presented.[youtube SiYpehRUnlU ]
The promise of Beijing
At the Fourth World Conference on Women held in 1995 , held in September 1995 , achieved a record attendance: 17,000 participants and 30,000 activists. Despite its great diversity and different world provenance approved innovative Declaration and Platform for Action , echoing the global call to end all forms of violence against women and girls and highlighting this issue as one of the 12 areas of particular concern. They recognized that violence is a major social mechanisms that deny women equal , and having high social , health and economic costs .