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Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka (UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director) on the occasion of the Commemoration of the 2019 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
25 Nov 2019 -  From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, multiple events worldwide, such as marches, art competitions, cycling rallies and marathons will be organized as part of the UN System-wide activities for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, to urge actions to end this scourge that impacts one in three women worldwide.
At the UN, the annual 16 Days campaign, which mobilizes governments and public alike, is commemorated under the umbrella of the Secretary-General’s campaign UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women. The theme of this year’s UN commemoration, which uses the orange colour to symbolize hope and a brighter future without violence against women, is: “Orange the World: Generation Equality Stands against Rape!” The theme highlights the need to endthe “rape culture” that is entrenched in our society, whether in situations of conflict, peace, in our homes or on the streets.
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