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 galvanizing action to end violence against women and girls. The UNiTE Campaign uses the colour ORANGE as a uniting theme symbolizing a brighter future.
In 2016, the UNiTE campaign strongly emphasizes the need for sustainable financing for efforts to end violence against women and girls towards the fulfilment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. To bring this issue to the fore, the UNiTE campaign call for the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence in 2016 is “Orange the World: Raise Money to End Violence against Women and Girls”.
This international campaign will advocate for new and increased funding for programs that aim to reduce violence against women and girls around the world. GRAN participants across Canada are taking advocacy actions during the 16 Days. Click here to see photos of actions GRANs are taking in 2016.