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Orange the World: Raise Money to End Violence against Women and Girls

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THE STORY:

What is the issue? Despite many positive developments, violence against women and girls still persists all over the world. A staggering one in every three women has experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifetime - a pandemic of global proportions. Yet violence is not inevitable. It can be prevented. Your gift will help us to create a world without violence against women and girls. Every little bit helps! Your support will aid the work of UN Women’s Flagship Programmes as well as the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. Who we are? Launched in 2008, the United Nations Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign aims to raise public awareness and increase political will and resources for preventing and ending all forms of violence against women and girls in all parts of the world. In support of The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, running from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the UNiTE Campaign has launched its global Call for Action entitled ”Orange the World: Raise Money to End Violence Against Women” to increase worldwide awareness of the critical need for the sustainable financing of projects aimed at Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW). How will the funds be used? All funds raised will be used for the implementation of UN Women’s Flagship Programmes on preventing and ending violence against women: “Prevention and Essential Services,” ”Safe Cities and Safe Public Space,” and the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women (managed by UN Women on behalf of the UN System). More information: To find out more about the issue, visit our website, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter. Want to do more? Join the Orange Movement, take action, keep the world orange throughout the 16 Days of Activism Against Violence Against Women and call for political commitments to be matched with specific measures of adequate funding to prevent and end violence against women and girls worldwide. Visit our website to find out more or send an email to: isabella.poeschl@unwomen.org

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