International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women
Topic – International day for the elimination of violence against women.
2021 Theme: Orange the World: End Violence against Women Now!
Another future without violence against women is possible with education, essential services across policing, justice, health, and social sectors, and sufficient financing dedicated to women’s rights.
Nearly 1 in 3 women have been abused in their lifetime. In times of crises, the numbers rise, as seen during the COVID-19 pandemic and recent humanitarian crises, conflicts, and climate disasters. A new report from UN Women, based on data from 13 countries since the pandemic, shows that 2 in 3 women reported that they or a woman they know experienced some form of violence and are more likely to face food insecurity. Only 1 in 10 women said that victims would go to the police for help.
To raise awareness, this year’s theme is “Orange the World: End Violence against Women Now!”. Orange is our color to represent a brighter future free of violence against women and girls. Be part of the orange movement!”