#16daysagainsviolence

On November 25, the annual international action "16 Days against Violence" started. This year is unlike any other. Even before COVID-19 broke out, violence against women and girls reached pandemic proportions. Globally, 243 million women and girls were abused last year. Meanwhile, less than 40 percent of women who have experienced violence report or seek help. Today, while activist voices have reached a peak that cannot be silenced or ignored, ending violence against women will require additional investment, leadership and action. This cannot be sidelined, and should be part of each country's national response, especially during the unfolding COVID-19 crisis. During 16 days of activism, read and share stories, be inspired by the activists who contribute every day, and learn how you can act. Get involved in a social media campaign using our content and hashtags #GenerationEquality#orangetheworld#16days#spreadtheword.