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16 Days Activism against Gender-Based Violence 2023

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New York, 12 December 2023 (TDI): The global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence commemorates from 25th November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) until 10th December (Human Rights Day) each year. The theme for this year’s campaign was Invest to Prevent Violence against Women and Girls.

In support of this campaign led worldwide, UN Secretary Generals UNiTE for the 2030 initiative aims to call for global action on increasing awareness, stimulate advocacy efforts, and share knowledge that can help eradicate violence against women and girls.

Uzra Zeya, Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights in the Biden Administration, issued a video statement and said, “On the last day of the campaign, US is committed to protecting human rights at home and abroad- which includes Gender-Based Violence. The US actively supports survivors of GBV as well as women and girls.”

Additionally, she mentioned that President Joe Biden, in a presidential memorandum, stressed using tools such as sanctions and visa restrictions on perpetrators of sexual violence.

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Similarly, she said that the US provides survivors with support and resources. We aim to work every-day towards a more secure, stable, and just future. The U.S. Embassy in Georgia helps assist Georgian partners to combat violence against women since globally, 1 in 3 women experience violence.

According to UN Women, the campaign led by activists at the inauguration of the Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991. It is considered a foundation and organizing strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to prevent and eliminate gender-based violence.

According to United Nations, “Gender Responsive budgets can prevent gender-based violence, lead to women’s economic empowerment and equal distribution of resources, and foster a sense of justice and eliminate economic discrimination.”

Furthermore, it exclaimed that countries will not achieve the target for eliminating violence against women and girls globally by 2030 if there is no dedicated investment.

 

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