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In Focus: Orange the World, #HearMeToo

Building on the momentum of global movements and grassroots campaigns such as ‘#MeToo’, “#TimesUp”, “#BalanceTonPorc” “#NiUnaMenos”, #MetooIndia and “HollaBack!”, the UN theme for this year’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (25 November – 10 December) is “Orange the World: #HearMeToo”. #HearMeToo brings to the forefront the voices of women and girls who have survived violence, who are defending women’s rights every day, who are taking action—many of them very far away from the limelight or media headlines. More

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    My Story: End Violence against Women and Girls

    When it comes to ending violence against women and girls, we all have a story to tell. In up to eight words, create a short story about your experience of violence or support for survivors. Then, share your “story card” with the world. More

  • Timeline: Women of the world, unite!

    Timeline: Women of the world, unite!

    A single moment can spark a revolution, collective actions can transform laws, creative expression can change attitudes and an invention can alter the course of history. It’s these threads that weave together to propel the women’s movement — even in the face of obstacles. Discover how some of these strands, big and small, have shaped your lives, and the rights and lives of women and girls worldwide. More

  •  On Guinea’s Tristao Islands, the NGO Partenariat Recherches Environnement Medias uses a grant from UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality to help rural women generate income and improve community life PHOTO: UN Women/Joe Saade

    Rights, results and resilience: Implementing the 2030 Agenda

    UN Women's 2016-2017 Annual Report showcases the many ways in which we support work at country and global level to turn the aims of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into results for women and girls worldwide. More

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#HearMeToo: A message from UN Women’s Executive Director

On this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November), we honour and amplify the voices of survivors and grassroots activists. Under the UN theme, “Orange the World: #HearMeToo,” UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka issues a call to listen to and believe survivors, to end the culture of silencing and to put survivors at the centre of our responses.  More ►

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We are all women

UN Women has launched the "We are all women" campaign to raise awareness on the consequences of the violence that takes place every day against women all over the world.

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Planet 50–50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality