International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

  • 1 in 2 women killed worldwide were killed by their partners or family in 2017; while only 1 out of 20 men were killed under similar circumstances*
  • 71% of all human trafficking victims worldwide are women and girls, and 3 out of 4 of these women and girls are sexually exploited*

Violence against women is one of the most widespread and under-reported scourges in the world. The consequences are multiple, devastating and persistent. They affect all dimensions of the person.

In 2019, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign joined forces for two years, until 2021. The objective of this campaign is to focus efforts on the aspect of rape as a specific form of violence against women and girls, both in times of peace and in times of conflict.

The theme of the campaign is Orange the World: Generation Equality Stands Against Rape »

Watch the series of video clips on the subject or consult the document bank available on the United Nations website.

*Source: United Nations
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