Each year for 16 days, from November 25 (Elimination of Violence Against Women Day) through December 10 (Human Rights Day) we ask you to stand with us as we call for an end to violence against women.
The focus of this year's 16 days action is the International Violence against Women Act (IVAWA). Amnesty International, the ENOUGH Project and several other partner organizations are standing in support of this legislation aimed at ending violence against women worldwide.
Here's what the International Violence against Women Act would mean to women around the world:
- Increased efforts to prevent violence against women during conflict and in humanitarian settings
Increased pressure to find perpetrators and bring them to justice
Strengthened capacity of women's organizations working to bring such perpetrators of violence to justice
- Increased opportunities for women, free from violence, to seek testing or treatment for HIV/AIDS or disclose their HIV status without fear
- Increased economic and educational opportunities that would reduce the vulnerability of women at risk of violence
Center for Women's Global Leadership
REPORT: It's time to put an end to violence against women on November 25
UNIFEM: United Nations Development Fund for Women
REPORT: Neither violence against women nor poverty are inevitable