16 days of Action to Orange the World!
Soroptimists said NO to violence against Women –
25 November- 10 December.
International day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: 25 November
- Violence against women and girls affects one in three women worldwide.
- Whether at home, on the streets or during war, violence against women and girls is a human rights violation of pandemic proportions.
- Women and girls who experience violence are often blamed and their testimonies put in doubt.
- The fear of reprisals, of not being believed, and the stigma borne by the survivor has silenced the voices of millions of survivors of violence and masked the true extent of women’s continued horrific experiences.
- Not until the half of our population represented by women and girls can live free of fear, violence and everyday insecurity, can we truly say we live in a fair and equal world.
Ending violence against women and girls is not a short-term endeavour. It requires coordinated and sustained efforts from all of us.
What can YOU do?
Click on the following link for SI Nantwich Soroptimist’s full action plan and ideas for action:
10 December was International Human Rights Day which marked the conclusion of the 16 Days of Activism. Although the campaign is ending, violence against women will continue. Take 10 minutes to reflect on this campaign, what you have done, and what else you can do. Helen Pankhurst says in her book, Words not Deeds, that although the law has changed to protect women, actual levels of violence are still almost as bad as 100 years ago – this is a long term issue –make a lasting commitment to support this cause #orangetheworld #HearMeToo