Each year the United Nations’ campaign, UNiTE to End Violence against Women invites governments, civil society organizations, and individuals to mark the 16 Days of Activism (November 25 to December 10) by increasing awareness, and calling on governments to match action and adequate resources to their political commitments to end violence against women and girls. The UNiTE Campaign uses the colour ORANGE as a uniting theme symbolizing a brighter future.
In sub-Saharan Africa, violence is both a cause and a consequence of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Violence can take many forms including: the deprivation and neglect of grandmothers and women in sub-Saharan Africa; child, early and forced marriage; violence in schools; and sexual violence against women and girls in conflict zones.
The advocacy focus of the 2016 UNiTE Orange campaign is to implement the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as it relates to violence against women and girls. CLICK HERE to find out more about the UNITE campaign and HERE to watch 'A Promise is A Promise', the official video of the Campaign.