BeWitness actively supports UN Women’s 16 Days of Activism to end violence against women and girl children. We join a global movement dedicated to fostering change. Together, we raise our voices to break barriers, amplify awareness, and drive tangible action against gender-based violence. With unwavering commitment, we stand in solidarity, advocating for a world where every woman and girl child lives free from fear and violence, contributing to a future built on equality and respect.

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Necessity of Collective Action Against Violence Targeting Women and Girl Children

  1. Health and Well-being: Violence has severe consequences on the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of women and girls. Ending violence is crucial for their health and overall development.
  1. Impact on Society: Violence against women and girl children doesn’t just affect individuals; it affects entire communities and societies. Ending it leads to safer and more prosperous communities.
  1. Empowerment and Equality: Addressing this issue is pivotal for achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls to participate fully in social, economic, and political spheres.
  1. Human Rights Imperative: Ending violence against women is not just a moral obligation but a fundamental human rights issue. Every woman and girl child deserves to live free from all forms of violence.
  1. Breaking the Cycle: By ending violence against women and girl children, we break the cycle of abuse that can perpetuate through generations, creating a better future for all.
  1. Legal and Policy Reforms: Campaigns like the 16 Days of Activism urge for necessary legal reforms and policy changes to protect women and girls, ensuring justice and support systems are in place.
  1. Education and Awareness: These campaigns play a crucial role in educating people, raising awareness, and changing attitudes and behaviours that perpetuate violence.
  1. Intersectionality: Recognizing that violence affects women and girls differently based on various factors like race, class, ethnicity, and sexual orientation, and addressing these nuances in solutions is crucial.
  1. Global Collaboration: Global campaigns bring together governments, organizations, communities, and individuals in collective action, showcasing the power of collaboration in addressing a pressing global issue.
  1. Sustainable Development Goals: Ending violence against women and girls is directly linked to several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), making it integral to achieving broader global development.