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by Paul Olson
While it is difficult to define the scale and scope of School Related Gender Based Violence (SRGBV), it is estimated that 246 million students experience SRGBV each year. Sexual violence against girls is extremely common and occurs while traveling to and from school, in the latrines, and during unsupervised play and results in:
- low self-esteem
- school avoidance
- low participation in class
- inability to concentrate on work
- drop out
Even more striking is the level of violence toward disabled girls aged 11-14 years. In Uganda, 24 percent of disabled girls reported experiencing sexual violence at school compared ...
by Robert Arrington
appy Thanksgiving! As we collectively give thanks to God and our families around the dinner table, let us take a moment to reflect on the many ways in which our lives have been positively impacted by others. Thanksgiving is an expression of our gratitude for the gifts others have given us, gifts that have been freely given based on no merit of our own. In this reflection, we begin to realize the utter dependence we have on others who have done so much for us. Looking around the world in the wake of recent tragedies, we also ...
by Robert Arrington
Orange the World! Welcome to the first post of a daily series of sixteen that will be following the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign from November 25 through December 10. This year marks the 24th year of the campaign, coordinated by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. 2015’s theme is “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All!”
The United Nations Secretary-General’s Campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women invites us to “Orange the world: End violence against women and girls” during this ...
adapted from an email sent by UN Women's Civil Society Section.
November 25 is the International Day to End Violence against Women and the start of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign! As you may know, this year’s UN celebrations will take place under the theme "Orange Your Neighbourhood - End Violence against Women and Girls Now". The initiative led by the Secretary-General’s UNiTE campaign focuses on local actions towards ending violence against women and girls, while using orange as the uniting colour of all advocacy efforts.
As part of the online campaign for the ...
by Lori Evans
Here is what I did for the Orange Day to end violence against women and girls.
I went to the Presbyterian Women's group at my congregation, Brick Presbyterian Church in Brick, New Jersey. I did a presentation and handed out orange ribbons. I placed an article in our church newsletter and bulletin. I placed flyers all over our church building. I also talked to our Session.
After talking to my church, I did a five minute presentation at the June Presbytery Meeting. Than I made arrangements to talk to someone at the Brick Town Mayor's ...
from the UNiTE Web page
Find activities and action ideas for the 25 July 2013 Orange Day to make cyber space a safe space for women and girls.
Technological developments in information and communications have presented rich and varied opportunities for advancements in the empowerment and participation of women and girls. New platforms now exist from which to raise awareness and disseminate information which have enabled women access to a wealth of information, presented new modes of communication, and new means of mobilization. The proliferation of digital technologies have enabled the development of innovative tools and programmes to prevent and ...
from the UNiTE Web page with additional material
In July last year the Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign proclaimed every 25th of the month as Orange Day. Initiated and led by the UNiTE campaign Global Youth Network, worldwide activities implemented on this day by UN country offices and civil society organizations strive to highlight issues relevant to preventing and ending violence against women and girls, not only once a year, on 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women), but every month.
Under the heading ‘Safe spaces for women and girls’, this year ...
by Anna Folz
Why am I wearing Orange?
After graduating from high school I spent a year abroad, most of my time being spent in Guatemala. I saw so much frustration in the eyes of the woman and children there. So often family members abused the women and girls. I could see it in the eyes of mothers, in the eyes of young girls. I worked in a medical clinic and saw the physical trauma they faced on a routine basis. It is so important that we work to provide healthcare for those who are less fortunate, help protect others ...
The 25th of every month is an Orange Day to end violence against women and girls.
The UNiTE Campaign is highlighting recommendations from the agreed conclusions of the 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in the framework of ‘safe spaces for women and girls’. This Orange Day and in recognition of International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the UNiTE campaign highlights State custody and State care as safe spaces for women and girls – spaces where they must be safe from torture or any other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.
Three action ideas from ...
How can we work to end violence against women and girls?
That was the question of the day at one of the adult education classes at Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. Four members of the Presbyterian delegation made a panel presentation on the Commission on the Status of Women and this year's theme: the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.
Each participant shared her story reflecting on why she chose to attend the Commission and what her experiences had been. The participants also reflected on their ministries working to eliminate and prevent violence against ...
On September 25 observe an Orange Day – a day to say no and to work for an end to violence against women and girls. Here are some ways to mark this day:
One of the most widespread violations of human rights, violence against women and girls includes physical, sexual, psychological and economic abuse. It cuts across boundaries of age, race, culture, wealth and geography. It takes place in the home, on the streets, in schools and workplaces, in farm fields and refugee camps, and during conflicts and crises.
Violence against women and girls takes many ...
The UNiTE campaign proclaims every 25th of the month as Orange Day, aiming to raise awareness about the issue of violence against women and girls, not only once a year on 25 November (the International Day to End Violence against Women), but every month!
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign aims to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls in all parts of the world.
UNiTE brings together a host of UN agencies and offices to galvanize action across the UN system to prevent and punish violence against women.
Through UNiTE, the ...