International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November 2021)

Under the global theme “Orange the World: End Violence against Women Now!” the United Nations marks the start of 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence. The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women commemoration reminds us we all have a role to play to achieve a brighter future free from violence.

The official UN commemoration event took place on November 24.

A new UN Women report, based on survey data from 13 countries published on November 24 2021, shows that COVID-19 has eroded women’s feelings of safety, both at home and in public spaced, with significant negative impacts on their mental and emotional well-being. 

However, there is also evidence that ending violence against women and girls is possible, with a comprehensive approach that tackles the root causes, transforms harmful social norms, provide services for survivors and ends impunity.

EBU women produced two brochures on the right to live without violence, together with a guide on how to use these. The first brochure is aimed at professionals in healthcare, social services. The second brochure was made for blind and partially sighted women and their organisations:

Also in the 2019 EBU GEAR conference held in Malmö, violence was on the agenda. The Swedish report ´Looking the other way´ is also available from the EBU website, as is the impactful short film ´In Plain Sight´, shown at the same conference. «InPlainSight_MASTER_Synstolket_PR422HD» has English audio description

"InPlainSight_MASTER_Synstolket_Undertekster_H264-HighBR_HD» has audio description and subtitles.

The EBU women´s network warmly recommends you to revisit these materials and use them. 

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